|Region||East Asia (EAFF)|
|Number of teams||Preliminary: 10 |
|Most successful team(s)|
EAFF E-1 Football Championship, known as the East Asian Football Championship from 2003 to 2010, and the EAFF East Asian Cup for the 2013 and 2015 editions, is a men's international football competition in East Asia for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top four teams, and was regarded as the unofficial East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005).
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.
The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.
Dynasty Cup was an East Asian international association football tournament. The tournament was held every 2 or 3 years. It was hosted by Beijing in 1990 and 1992, Hong Kong in 1995, Yokohama and Tokyo in 1998.
The winner of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualifies for the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy.
The AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy is a biennial football match organised by ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) and contested by the reigning champions of the two main Asian international football competitions, the AFF Championship and the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. It takes place during the FIFA international match window.
The next edition will be held in 2019 in South Korea.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.
The Dynasty Cup is a defunct international association football competition that is regarded as the predecessor to East Asian Football Championship. It was held four times from 1990 to 1998. The purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of football in the East Asia and the national teams in the area participated in the tournament. After the East Asian Football Federation was formed in 2002, the East Asian Football Championship replaced this tournament.
In the tournament China, South Korea and Japan have the right to automatically enter the competition, while other participants have to go through a qualifying round. Other participants that take part are Taiwan, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau. Australia, being a non-member, was invited to take part in the 2013 tournament.
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The Japan national football team represents Japan in association football and is operated by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan. The current head coach is former footballer and current coach of the Japan national under-23 football team: Hajime Moriyasu.
In 2005 there was also a combined points competition in 2005, where the results of the men's and women's teams were added together (not including qualifiers).
In April 2012, the competition was renamed to the "EAFF East Asian Cup".In December 2015, the new competition name "EAFF East Asian Championship" was approved, but later changed to "EAFF E-1 Football Championship".
|Year||Hosts||Champions||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place|
|EAFF East Asian Football Championship|
|EAFF East Asian Cup|
|EAFF E-1 Football Championship|
|Team||Titles||Runners-up||Third place||Fourth place||Total Top Four|
|4 (2003, 2008, 2015, 2017)||1 (2010)||1 (2013)||1 (2005)||7|
|2 (2005, 2010)||2 (2013, 2015)||3 (2003, 2008, 2017)||–||7|
|1 (2013)||4 (2003, 2005, 2008, 2017)||1 (2010)||1 (2015)||7|
|–||–||2 (2005, 2015)||2 (2008, 2017)||4|
|–||–||–||2 (2003, 2010)||2|
Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.
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