Asian Football Confederation

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Asian Football Confederation
Asian Football Confederation (logo).svg
AFC.svg
AbbreviationAFC
MottoOne Asia One Goal
Formation8 May 1954;65 years ago (1954-05-08)
Founded at Manila, Philippines
TypeSports organisation
Headquarters Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia (AFC)
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
English, Arabic [1]
Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
Vice-president
General Secretary
Dato' Windsor John [2] [3]
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
Website www.the-afc.com

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries (both are Special administrative regions of China), are also members of the AFC.

Association football Team field sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Asia Earths largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres

Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa. Asia covers an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres (17,212,000 sq mi), about 30% of Earth's total land area and 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area. The continent, which has long been home to the majority of the human population, was the site of many of the first civilizations. Asia is notable for not only its overall large size and population, but also dense and large settlements, as well as vast barely populated regions. Its 4.5 billion people constitute roughly 60% of the world's population.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

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One of FIFA's six continental confederations, the AFC was formed officially on 8 May 1954 in Manila, Philippines, on the sidelines of the second Asian Games. The main headquarters is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The current president is Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

FIFA International governing body of association football

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and efootball. It is the highest governing body of football.

Manila Capital and Highly Urbanized City in National Capital Region, Philippines

Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. As of 2018 it was the most densely populated city proper in the world. It was the first chartered city by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No. 409 or the "Revised Charter of the City of Manila" on June 18, 1949. Manila, alongside Mexico City and Madrid are considered the world's original set of Global Cities due to Manila's commercial networks being the first to traverse the Pacific Ocean, thus connecting Asia with the Spanish Americas, marking the first time in world history when an uninterrupted chain of trade routes circled the planet. Manila has been damaged by and rebuilt from wars more times than the famed city of Troy and it is also the second most natural disaster afflicted capital city in the world next to Tokyo yet it is simultaneously among the most populous and most wealthy cities in Southeast Asia.

Philippines Republic in Southeast Asia

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

History

The Asian Football Confederation was founded on 8 May 1954. Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China (Chinese Taipei), Hong Kong, Iran, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and South Vietnam were founding members. [4] [5]

Afghanistan Football Federation association football governing body of Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Football Federation(A.F.F.), is the governing body of football in Afghanistan, controlling the men's and women's national teams. It was founded in 1933 and has been a member of FIFA since 1948 and the Asian Football Confederation since 1954.

Myanmar Football Federation

The Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) is the governing body of football in Myanmar. The MFF oversees the Burmese men's national team, the women's national team, and youth national teams as well as national football championships and professional club competitions.

Chinese Taipei Football Association

Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) is the governing body for football in the Republic of China. Its official name in Chinese is the Football Association of the Republic of China, but it is billed as the "Chinese Taipei Football Association" abroad and uses the English initials on its badge.

The AFC is the second oldest football competition in the world, with only four teams competing with each other in Hong Kong [6]

The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and until 2015 qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Hong Kong East Asian city

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) is the section of the AFC who manage women's football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986 the ALFC merged with the AFC. [7] The Asian Ladies Football Confederation helped organize the AFC Women's Asian Cup, first held in 1975, as well as the AFC's AFC U-19 Women's Championship and the AFC U-17 Women's Championship.[ citation needed ]

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, usually known as women's football or women's soccer, is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Taiwan Country in East Asia

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35,808 square kilometres (13,826 sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two thirds and plains in the western third, where its highly urbanised population is concentrated. Taipei is the capital and largest metropolitan area. Other major cities include Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan and Taoyuan. With 23.5 million inhabitants, Taiwan is among the most densely populated states, and is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

Malaysia Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

AFC's Biggest Rivalries

Such rivalry can also be seen between Japan, which is ranked 50th was the best Asian performing team in the 2018 World Cup as it almost made it to the final 8. It has been able to knock out Australia twice in the 2011 finals and also in the 2007 quarter-final. Another team, which is considered to be the strongest team in Asia is Iran. Iran has solid defense, skillful attackers and its impressive performance during the World Cup, their strongest rival in Asia has been Saudi Arabia with six wins out of the eleven encounters the two teams have had. It is interesting to watch the two teams play as there is a lot of religious disagreement between the two countries as the Saudis are mainly Sunni muslims and the Iranians being Shia muslims therefore, you ycan always see entertaining games such as the 1996 AFC Asian Cup match where Saudi Arab triumphed 4-3 on penalties. Another great example of historical rivalry can be seen with Japan and South Korea due to the geographical factors, and when they meet on the soccer pitch, all the hostilities between the two countries come in front. The best example of their intense rivalry can be seen in the 1954 game between South Korean and Japan, when the first president of South Korea Rhee Syngman said if his team was to lose in Tokyo, it would be better if the South Korean team did not return home. The invigorating statement worked and South Korea prevailed with a 5-1 victory against Japan. [8] [9] [10] [11]

Japan Football League association football league

The Japan Football League, also known as simply the JFL is the 4th tier of the Japanese association football league system, positioned beneath three divisions of the J.League, and the top tier of amateur football in the country. Despite its officially amateur status the league features fully professional teams that hold J.League associate membership among its ranks.

FIFA World Cup association football competition for mens national teams

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champion is France, which won its second title at the 2018 tournament in Russia.

Australia national soccer team Sports team that represents Australia in soccer

The Australia national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer. Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.

Associations

AFC regional federations Asean Football Federation countries.PNG
AFC regional federations

The AFC has 47 member associations splitting into five regions. Several nations proposed a South West Asian Federation but that will not interfere with AFC zones. [12] [13] [14]

Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) (12)
BHRFlag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain (M, W)195719681969Yes
IRQFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq (M, W)194819501970Yes
JORFlag of Jordan.svg  Jordan (M, W)194919561970Yes
KUWFlag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait (M, W)195219641964Yes
LIBFlag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon (M, W)193319361964Yes
OMAFlag of Oman.svg  Oman (M, W)197819801980Yes
PLEFlag of Palestine.svg  Palestine (M, W)192819951995Yes
QATFlag of Qatar.svg  Qatar (M, W)196019721974Yes
KSAFlag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia (M, W)195619561972Yes
SYRFlag of Syria.svg  Syria (M, W)193619371970Yes
UAEFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates (M, W)197119741974Yes
YEMFlag of Yemen.svg  Yemen (M, W)196219801980Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFGFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan (M, W)193319481954Yes
IRNFlag of Iran.svg  Iran (M, W)192019481954Yes
KGZFlag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan (M, W)199219941993Yes
TJKFlag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan (M, W)193619941993Yes
TKMFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan (M, W)199219941993Yes
UZBFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan (M, W)194619941993Yes
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) (7)
BANFlag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh (M, W)197219761974Yes
BHUFlag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan (M, W)198320001993Yes
INDFlag of India.svg  India (M, W)193719481954Yes
MDVFlag of Maldives.svg  Maldives (M, W)198219861984Yes
NEPFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal (M, W)195119721954Yes
PAKFlag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (M, W)194719481954Yes
SRIFlag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (M, W)193919521954Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (10)
CHNFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (M, W)192419311974Yes
GUMFlag of Guam.svg  Guam [m 1] (M, W)197519961991Yes [m 2]
HKGFlag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong (M, W)191419541954Yes
JPNFlag of Japan.svg  Japan (M, W)192119211954Yes
PRKFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea (M, W)194519581974Yes
KORFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea (M, W)192819481954Yes
MACFlag of Macau.svg  Macau (M, W)193919781978No [m 3]
MNGFlag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia (M, W)195919981993Yes
NMIFlag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands [m 1] [m 4] (M, W)2005N/A2009No [m 5]
TPEFlag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei [m 6] (M, W)193619541954Yes
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUSFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia [m 1] [m 7] (M, W)196119632006Yes [m 2]
BRUFlag of Brunei.svg  Brunei (M, W)195219721969Yes
CAMFlag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia (M, W)193319541954Yes
IDNFlag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (M, W)193019521954Yes
LAOFlag of Laos.svg  Laos (M, W)195119521968Yes
MASFlag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia (M, W)193319541954Yes
MYAFlag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar (M, W)194719481954Yes
PHIFlag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines (M, W)190719301954Yes
SINFlag of Singapore.svg  Singapore (M, W)189219521954Yes
THAFlag of Thailand.svg  Thailand (M, W)191619251954Yes
TLSFlag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste (M, W)200220052002Yes
VIEFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam (M, W)196019521954Yes

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 Oceania country or territory, but AFC member.
  2. 1 2 Oceania country or territory is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees rather than the Olympic Council of Asia.
  3. Macau's Olympic Committee is an OCA member, but not an IOC member.
  4. Associate AFC member, not a FIFA member.
  5. Part of the United States Olympic Committee.
  6. Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1976–1982), joined AFC.
  7. Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1966–1972, 1978–2006), joined AFC.

Former members

Competitions

International

The AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup, which determine the Champions of Asia, as well as the AFC Solidarity Cup. All three competitions are held every four years. The AFC also organises the AFC Futsal Championship, AFC Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments and the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup and for football at the Summer Olympics.

In addition to the AFC run international tournaments, each AFC regional federation organises its own tournament for national teams: EAFF East Asian Cup, SAFF Championship, AFF Championship, CAFA Championship and WAFF Championship .

Club

The top-ranked AFC competition is the AFC Champions League, which started in the 2002–03 season (an amalgamation of the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup) and gathers the top 1–4 teams of each country (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this competition only gathered teams from top country.

A second, lower-ranked competition is the AFC Cup. This competition was launched by AFC in 2004. A third competition, the AFC President's Cup, which had started in 2005, was absorbed into the AFC Cup in 2015. [17]

The AFC also runs an annual Asian futsal club competition, the AFC Futsal Club Championship.

Current title holders

CompetitionsChampionTitleRunner-UpNext edition
Clubs (Men)
AFC Champions League Flag of Japan.svg Kashima Antlers 1st Flag of Iran.svg Persepolis 2019
AFC Cup Flag of Iraq.svg Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3rd Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Altyn Asyr 2019
AFC Futsal Club Championship Flag of Iran.svg Mes Sungun 1st Flag of Vietnam.svg Thái Sơn Nam 2019
National Teams (Men)
AFC Asian Cup Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1stFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2023
AFC U-23 Championship Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan 1stFlag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 2020
AFC U-19 Championship Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 3rdFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2020
AFC U-16 Championship Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3rdFlag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 2020
AFC U-14 Championship Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1stFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea TBD
AFC Solidarity Cup Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 1stFlag of Macau.svg  Macau 2020
AFC Futsal Championship Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 12thFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2020
AFC U-20 Futsal Championship Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1stFlag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 2019
AFC Beach Soccer Championship Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 3rdFlag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 2021
National Teams (Women)
AFC Women's Asian Cup Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2ndFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2022
AFC U-19 Women's Championship Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 5thFlag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 2019
AFC U-16 Women's Championship Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 3rdFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2019
AFC Women's Futsal Championship Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2ndFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2020

AFC-sanctioned competitions

Sponsors And Supporters

The following are the sponsors of AFC (named "AFC Partners") [18]

Rankings

Beach soccer national teams

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). The table shows the current top ten, last updated 12 March 2018.

AFC BSWW CountryPoints
12Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 3073
29Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1419
310Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1304
416Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 895
521Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 648
638Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 347
744Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 281
845Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 271
951Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 202
1052Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan 199

Men's Futsal

AFC FIFA CountryPoints+/-

Women's Futsal

AFC FIFA CountryPoints+/-

Hall of Fame

Major tournaments

Legend

FIFA World Cup

Team Flag of Uruguay.svg
1930
(13)
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg
1934
(16)
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg
1938
(15)
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg
1950
(13)
Flag of Switzerland.svg
1954
(16)
Flag of Sweden.svg
1958
(16)
Flag of Chile.svg
1962
(16)
Flag of England.svg
1966
(16)
Flag of Mexico.svg
1970
(16)
Flag of Germany.svg
1974
(16)
Flag of Argentina.svg
1978
(16)
Flag of Spain.svg
1982
(24)
Flag of Mexico.svg
1986
(24)
Flag of Italy.svg
1990
(24)
Flag of the United States.svg
1994
(24)
Flag of France.svg
1998
(32)
Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
Flag of Japan.svg
2002
(32)
Flag of Germany.svg
2006
(32)
Flag of South Africa.svg
2010
(32)
Flag of Brazil.svg
2014
(32)
Flag of Russia.svg
2018
(32)
Flag of Qatar.svg
2022
(32)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Flag of the United States.svg
Flag of Mexico.svg
2026
(48)
Total
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea ××××GS××GSGSGSGS4thGSR16GSGS10
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan ××××××GSR16GSR16GSR166
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran ×××××××××GS××GSGSGSGS5
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Did not exist×××××R16GSGSGSGS5
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC GSGSGS3
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Did not exist××××QF××××GS2
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Did not exist××q1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR ××××××××××GS1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Did not exist××GS1
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Did not exist×××××××GS1
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Did not exist××××××GS1
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia [26] ××1S××××××1
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Did not existGSNot a member of AFC1
Total00101001101122244444537

FIFA Women's World Cup

Team Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1991
(12)
Flag of Sweden.svg
1995
(12)
Flag of the United States.svg
1999
(16)
Flag of the United States.svg
2003
(16)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2007
(16)
Flag of Germany.svg
2011
(16)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
2015
(24)
Flag of France.svg
2019
(24)
Total
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSQFGSGSGS1st2ndR168
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR QF4th2ndQFQFQFR167
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea ×GSGSQFGS×4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC QFQFQFR164
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GSR16GS3
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGS2
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei QF1
Total3234435529

AFC Asian Cup

Team Flag of Hong Kong 1876.svg
1956
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg
1960
Flag of Israel.svg
1964
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg
1968
Flag of Thailand.svg
1972
State Flag of Iran (1964).svg
1976
Flag of Kuwait.svg
1980
Flag of Singapore.svg
1984
Flag of Qatar.svg
1988
Flag of Japan.svg
1992
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
1996
Flag of Lebanon.svg
2000
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2004
Flag of Indonesia.svg
Flag of Malaysia.svg
Flag of Thailand.svg
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2007
Flag of Qatar.svg
2011
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2015
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
2019
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia QF2nd1stQF4
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS4thGSGSGSR166
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh GS1
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 4th1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 3rdGS2nd4th3rdQF4th2ndGSGSQFQF12
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 3rd4th2
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong 3rd4th5th3
Flag of India.svg  India 2ndGSGSGS4
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1st1st1st3rd4th3rdGS3rdQF3rdQFQFQFSF14
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq GS4thQFQFQF1stQF4thR169
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 2nd2nd1st3rd4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GS1stQF1st1st4th1stQF2nd9
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan QFQFGSR164
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait GS2nd1st3rdGS4thQFGSGSGS10
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan R161
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon GSGS2
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia GSGSGS3
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar 2nd1
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 4thGSGSGSGS5
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGSGSR164
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine GSGS2
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines GS1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar GSGSGSGSQFGSGSQFGS1st10
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1st1st2nd1st2ndGS2ndGSGSR1610
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore GS1
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 1st1st3rd2nd2ndGS2ndQF3rdQF3rd3rd2ndQF14
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen GS1
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria GSGSGSGSGSGS6
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 3rdGSGSGSGSGSR167
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan GSGS2
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates GSGSGS4th2ndGSGSGS3rdSF10
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGSQFQF4thQFR167
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 4th4thQFQF4
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GS1
Total444566101010812121616161624

AFC Women's Asian Cup

Team Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1975
Flag of the Republic of China.svg
1977
Flag of India.svg
1979
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1981
Flag of Thailand.svg
1983
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1986
Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
1989
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
1991
Flag of Malaysia.svg
1993
Flag of Malaysia.svg
1995
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
1997
Flag of the Philippines.svg
1999
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
2001
Flag of Thailand.svg
2003
Flag of Australia (converted).svg
2006
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2008
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
2010
Flag of Vietnam.svg
2014
Flag of Jordan.svg
2018
Total
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 3rd3rd2nd4th1st2nd2nd7
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 1st1st1st1st1st1st1st3rd2nd1st2nd4th3rd3rd14
Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei 1st1st1st2nd3rd4th3rd4th2ndGSGSGSGS13
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong GSGS4th4thGSGS4thGSGSGSGSGSGSGS14
Flag of India.svg  India 2nd3rd2ndGSGSGSGSGS8
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 4thGS4thGS4
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSGS2nd3rd2nd3rd2nd3rd4th2nd4th4th3rd3rd1st1st16
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GSGS2
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan GSGSGS3
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea GS4th2nd2nd3rd1st1st3rd1st2nd10
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GSGS4thGSGS4th3rdGSGSGS4th5th12
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 4thGS3rdGSGSGSGSGSGS9
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal GSGSGS3
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1st1
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS6th9
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore GS3rdGS4thGSGSGS7
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 2nd2nd2nd1st3rdGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS5th4th16
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan GSGSGSGSGS5
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam GSGSGSGSGSGS6thGS8
Total666867898111115141498888162

Notes

    Other international tournaments

    FIFA Confederations Cup

    Team Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
    1992
    (4)
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
    1995
    (6)
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
    1997
    (8)
    Flag of Mexico.svg
    1999
    (8)
    Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
    Flag of Japan.svg
    2001
    (8)
    Flag of France.svg
    2003
    (8)
    Flag of Germany.svg
    2005
    (8)
    Flag of South Africa.svg
    2009
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2013
    (8)
    Flag of Russia.svg
    2017
    (8)
    Total
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GS2ndGSGSGS5
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2ndGSGS4th4
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC GS1
    Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq GS1
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GS1
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates GS1
    Total122121111113

    Summer Olympics for men

    Team 1900 to 1928 Flag of Germany (1935-1945).svg
    1936
    (16)
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
    1948
    (18)
    Flag of Finland.svg
    1952
    (25)
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg
    1956
    (11)
    Flag of Italy.svg
    1960
    (16)
    Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
    1964
    (14)
    Flag of Mexico.svg
    1968
    (16)
    Flag of Germany.svg
    1972
    (16)
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
    1976
    (13)
    Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
    1980
    (16)
    Flag of the United States.svg
    1984
    (16)
    Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
    1988
    (16)
    Flag of Spain.svg
    1992
    (16)
    Flag of the United States.svg
    1996
    (16)
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg
    2000
    (16)
    Flag of Greece.svg
    2004
    (16)
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
    2008
    (16)
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
    2012
    (16)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2016
    (16)
    Flag of Japan.svg
    2020
    (16)
    Total
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QFGSQF3rdGSQFGSGS4thGSq11
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea QFGSGSGSGSGSQFGS3rdQF10
    Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq not a member of AFCQFGSGS4thGS5
    Flag of India.svg  India GSGS4thGS4
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China GSGSGS3
    Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait QFGSGS3
    Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSGSQF3
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GSGS2
    Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar GSQF2
    Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGS2
    Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei GSGS2
    Flag of Israel.svg  Israel QFQFnot a member of AFC2
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates not a member of AFCGS1
    Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Part of OFC GS1
    Flag of Syria.svg  Syria GS1
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea QF1
    Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia GS1
    Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GS1
    Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia QF1
    Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan GS1
    Total02414233333333333433-57

    Summer Olympics for women

    Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

    Team Flag of the United States.svg
    1996
    (8)
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg
    2000
    (8)
    Flag of Greece.svg
    2004
    (10)
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
    2008
    (12)
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
    2012
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2016
    (12)
    Flag of Japan.svg
    2020
    (12)
    Total
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 259585
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 7742q5
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 992
    Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 71
    Total212322313

    FIFA U-20 World Cup

    Team Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
    1977
    (16)
    Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
    1979
    (16)
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg
    1981
    (16)
    Flag of Mexico.svg
    1983
    (16)
    Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
    1985
    (16)
    Flag of Chile.svg
    1987
    (16)
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
    1989
    (16)
    Flag of Portugal.svg
    1991
    (16)
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg
    1993
    (16)
    Flag of Qatar.svg
    1995
    (16)
    Flag of Malaysia.svg
    1997
    (24)
    Flag of Nigeria.svg
    1999
    (24)
    Flag of Argentina.svg
    2001
    (24)
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
    2003
    (24)
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg
    2005
    (24)
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
    2007
    (24)
    Flag of Egypt.svg
    2009
    (24)
    Flag of Colombia.svg
    2011
    (24)
    Flag of Turkey.svg
    2013
    (24)
    Flag of New Zealand.svg
    2015
    (24)
    Flag of South Korea.svg
    2017
    (24)
    Flag of Poland.svg
    2019
    (24)
    Total
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GSGS4thQFGSGSGSR16GSGSQFR16QFR162nd15
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSQFQF2ndGSQFR16R16R16R1610
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GSGSGSGSGSGSR16R16GS9
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GSQFGSR16R165
    Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 2ndGSGSGS4
    Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Part of USSR GSGSQFQF4
    Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq GSQFGS4th4
    Flag of Syria.svg  Syria GSQFGSR164
    Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSGSGS3
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea GSGSGS3
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC GSGSGS3
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates R16QFQF3
    Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam GS1
    Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar GS1
    Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GS1
    Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia GS1
    Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS1
    Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia GS1
    Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Part of USSR GSPart of UEFA 1
    Total232222322354454444445474

    FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

    Team Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
    2002
    (12)
    Flag of Thailand.svg
    2004
    (12)
    Flag of Russia.svg
    2006
    (16)
    Flag of Chile.svg
    2008
    (16)
    Flag of Germany.svg
    2010
    (16)
    Flag of Japan.svg
    2012
    (16)
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
    2014
    (16)
    Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg
    2016
    (16)
    Flag of France.svg
    2018
    (16)
     
    2020
    (16)
    Total
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1st2ndQFQF4th1stQF7
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QFQFGS3rd3rd1st6
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 2nd2ndGSGSGSGS6
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GS3rdQFQFGS5
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia GS1
    Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GS1
    Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg  Chinese Taipei GS1
    Total233334333 27

    FIFA U-17 World Cup

    Team Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
    1985
    (16)
    Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
    1987
    (16)
    Flag of Scotland.svg
    1989
    (16)
    Flag of Italy.svg
    1991
    (16)
    Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg
    1993
    (16)
    Flag of Ecuador.svg
    1995
    (16)
    Flag of Egypt.svg
    1997
    (16)
    Flag of New Zealand.svg
    1999
    (16)
    Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
    2001
    (16)
    Flag of Finland.svg
    2003
    (16)
    Flag of Peru.svg
    2005
    (16)
    Flag of South Korea (1997-2011).svg
    2007
    (24)
    Flag of Nigeria.svg
    2009
    (24)
    Flag of Mexico.svg
    2011
    (24)
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
    2013
    (24)
    Flag of Chile.svg
    2015
    (24)
    Flag of India.svg
    2017
    (24)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2019
    (24)
    Total
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QFGSGSGSGSQFR16R16q9
    Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar GSQF4thGSGSQFGS7
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea QFGSGSQFR16q6
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR QFGSGSGSGSQF6
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea QFR16GSR16GS5
    Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSR16R16QF4
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC R16R16q3
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates GSR16GS3
    Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 4thQFGS3
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia QFGS1st3
    Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan Part of USSR R16q2
    Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq GSR162
    Flag of Syria.svg  Syria R16GS2
    Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Part of USSR QFR162
    Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGS2
    Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 4thGS2
    Flag of India.svg  India GS1
    Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GS1
    Total33333332333544545463

    FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup

    Team Flag of New Zealand.svg
    2008
    (16)
    Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
    2010
    (16)
    Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
    2012
    (16)
    Flag of Costa Rica.svg
    2014
    (16)
    Flag of Jordan.svg
    2016
    (16)
    Flag of Uruguay.svg
    2018
    (16)
    Flag of India.svg
    2020
    (16)
    Total
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan QF2ndQF1st2ndQF6
    Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 1st4th2ndGS1stQF6
    Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea QF1stGS3
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GSGS2
    Flag of India.svg  India GS1
    Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GS1
    Total33333318

    FIFA Futsal World Cup

    Nation Flag of the Netherlands.svg
    1989
    (16)
    Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
    1992
    (16)
    Flag of Spain.svg
    1996
    (16)
    Flag of Guatemala.svg
    2000
    (16)
    Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg
    2004
    (16)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2008
    (20)
    Flag of Thailand.svg
    2012
    (24)
    Flag of Colombia.svg
    2016
    (24)
    Flag of Lithuania.svg
    2020
    (24)
    Years
    Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 4thGSGSGSQFR163rd7
    Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSGSGSR16R165
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSGSGSR164
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China GSGSGS3
    Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC GSGS2
    Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Part of USSR GS1
    Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam R161
    Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait GS1
    Chinese Taipei Football Flag on FIFA website.svg  Chinese Taipei GS1
    Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia GS1
    Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong GS1
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GS1
    Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Part of USSR GSPart of UEFA 1
    Total23334455534

    FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

    Nation Flag of Brazil.svg
    1995
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    1996
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    1997
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    1998
    (10)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    1999
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2000
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2001
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2002
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2003
    (8)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2004
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2005
    (12)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2006
    (16)
    Flag of Brazil.svg
    2007
    (16)
    Flag of France.svg
    2008
    (16)
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
    2009
    (16)
    Flag of Italy.svg
    2011
    (16)
    Flag of French Polynesia.svg
    2013
    (16)
    Flag of Portugal.svg
    2015
    (16)
    Flag of the Bahamas.svg
    2017
    (16)
    Flag of Paraguay.svg
    2019
    (16)
    Years
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSQF4thGS4thQFGSGSQFGSQFQFGSq14
    Flag of Iran.svg  Iran GSGSGSGSQFQF3rd7
    Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates GSGSGSGSGSq6
    Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGSq3
    Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain QFGS2
    Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 4thGS2
    Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia GS1
    Total0010211100233333333335

    AFC Executive Committee

    AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President [27]
    FIFA Council Members [27]
    AFC Vice Presidents [27]
    AFC Executive Committee Members [27]
    General Secretary

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