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;64 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

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

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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 an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.

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

Manila, officially the City of Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. It is 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.

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, 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 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. [6] The Asian Ladies Football Confederation helped organise 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, also commonly 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 state 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. Taiwan is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations (UN).

Hong Kong East Asian city

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, 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 the world's fourth most densely populated region.

Member 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. [7] [8] [9]

Code AssociationNational teamsFoundedFIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
West Asian Football Federation (WAFF)(12)
BHR Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain (M, W)195719681969Yes
IRQ Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq (M, W)194819501970Yes
JOR Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan (M, W)194919561970Yes
KUW Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait (M, W)195219641964Yes
LIB Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon (M, W)193319361964Yes
OMA Flag of Oman.svg Oman (M, W)197819801980Yes
PLE Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine (M, W)192819951995Yes
QAT Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar (M, W)196019721974Yes
KSA Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia (M, W)195619561972Yes
SYR Flag of Syria.svg Syria (M, W)193619371970Yes
UAE Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates (M, W)197119741974Yes
YEM Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen (M, W)196219801980Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA)(6)
AFG Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan (M, W)193319481954Yes
IRN Flag of Iran.svg Iran (M, W)192019481954Yes
KGZ Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyz Republic (M, W)199219941993Yes
TJK Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan (M, W)193619941993Yes
TKM Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan (M, W)199219941993Yes
UZB Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan (M, W)194619941993Yes
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)(7)
BAN Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh (M, W)197219761974Yes
BHU Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan (M, W)198320001993Yes
IND Flag of India.svg India (M, W)193719481954Yes
MDV Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives (M, W)198219861984Yes
NEP Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal (M, W)195119721954Yes
PAK Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan (M, W)194719481954Yes
SRI Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka (M, W)193919521954Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)(10)
CHN Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China PR (M, W)192419311974Yes
GUM Flag of Guam.svg Guam [m 1] (M, W)197519961991Yes [m 2]
HKG Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (M, W)191419541954Yes
JPN Flag of Japan.svg Japan (M, W)192119211954Yes
PRK Flag of North Korea.svg Korea DPR (M, W)194519581974Yes
KOR Flag of South Korea.svg Korea Republic (M, W)192819481954Yes
MAC Flag of Macau.svg Macau (M, W)193919781978No [m 3]
MNG Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia (M, W)195919981993Yes
NMI Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg Northern Mariana Islands [m 1] [m 4] (M, W)2005N/A2009No [m 5]
TPE Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg Chinese Taipei [m 6] (M, W)193619541954Yes
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF)(12)
AUS Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia [m 1] [m 7] (M, W)196119632006Yes [m 2]
BRU Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei (M, W)195219721969Yes
CAM Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia (M, W)193319541954Yes
IDN Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia (M, W)193019521954Yes
LAO Flag of Laos.svg Laos (M, W)195119521968Yes
MAS Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia (M, W)193319541954Yes
MYA Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar (M, W)194719481954Yes
PHI Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines (M, W)190719301954Yes
SIN Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore (M, W)189219521954Yes
THA Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand (M, W)191619251954Yes
TLS Flag of East Timor.svg Timor-Leste (M, W)200220052002Yes
VIE Flag 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

Israel Football Association association football governing body of Israel

The Israel Football Association is the governing body of football in Israel. It organizes a variety of association football leagues, Israel State Cup, and the Israel national football team. The IFA was founded in 1928 as the Palestine Football Association and is based in Ramat Gan.

New Zealand Football sports governing body

New Zealand Football is the governing body for the sport of association football in New Zealand. It oversees the seven New Zealand Football federations, as well as the New Zealand national football team, the national junior and women's teams, the men's and women's national Leagues ISPS Handa Premiership, National Women's League, and a number of tournaments, including the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup. A New Zealand team, Wellington Phoenix FC who plays in the Australian A-League also comes under New Zealand Football jurisdiction.

Football Federation of Kazakhstan association football governing body of Kazakhstan

The Football Federation of Kazakhstan is the governing body of football in Kazakhstan. It organizes the football league, the Kazakhstan Premier League, and the Kazakhstan national football team. It is based in Almaty.

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. [12]

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 Iran.svg  Iran 1stFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 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

The following are the sponsors of AFC (named "AFC Partners"):[ citation needed ]

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 [20] ××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 GSQFGSGSGS1st2ndq8
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR QF4th2ndQFQFQFq7
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea ×GSGSQFGS×4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Part of OFC QFQFQFq4
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea GSR16q3
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand GSq2
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

    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 GSGS4thQFGSGSGSR16GSGSQFR16QFR16q15
    Flag of Japan.svg  Japan GSQFQF2ndGSQFR16R16R16q10
    Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GSGSGSGSGSGSR16R16q9
    Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR GSQFGSR16R165
    Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 2ndGSGSq4
    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-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 Peru.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 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

    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 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 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 Jordan.svg  Jordan GS1
    Flag of India.svg  India q1
    Total33333318

    AFC Executive Committee

    President
    Vice Presidents
    FIFA Council Members
    AFC Executive Committee Members
    General Secretary

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