This article is about the association football tournament at the East Asian Games. Since the first edition of the East Asian Games, participants have had to be under 23 years of age.
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The East Asian Games was a multi-sport event organised by the East Asian Games Association (EAGA) and held every four years from 1993 to 2013 among athletes from East Asian countries and territories of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), as well as the Pacific island of Guam, which is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees.
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|Winner||Score||Runner-up||3rd Place||Score||4th Place|
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