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The CAFA Championship is a men′s international football competition in Central Asia for the member nations of the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA). [1] [2] [3] [4]

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The inaugural edition of the tournament was planned to be hosted by Tashkent in October 2018. [1] [2] [3] [4] It was not played out though.

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CAFA Championship

Men

YearHostFinal standings
WinnerRunner-up3rd Place4th Place
2019 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Tashkent

Women

YearHostFinal standings
WinnerRunner-up3rd Place4th Place
2018 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg
Tashkent
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Uzbekistan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Tajikistan.svg
Tajikistan
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Kyrgyzstan

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References

  1. 1 2 "اتحادیه فوتبال آسیای مرکزی ایجاد شد" (in Persian). BBC. 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. 1 2 "'Central Zone' gets thumbs up from Tajikistan". The AFC. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. 1 2 "AFC adds a fifth zone as Extraordinary Congress approves amendments to AFC Statutes". The AFC. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. 1 2 "Central Asians meet Sheikh Salman to create CAFA". aff.org.af. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.