2003 East Asian Football Championship

The 2003 East Asian Football Championship was the 1st edition of the East Asian Football Championship, an international football tournament for East Asian countries and territories organized by the EAFF. The qualifiers were held in February and March 2003 in Hong Kong and the final was held in December 2003 in Japan. South Korea won the inaugural championship.

2003 East Asian Football Championship
東アジアサッカー選手権2003
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates22 February – 2 March 2003 (qualifiers)
4–10 December 2003 (finals)
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Japan
Third place China PR
Fourth place Hong Kong
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored58 (3.63 per match)
Attendance209,530 (13,096 per match)
2005

China PR, South Korea, and Japan were the direct finalists. The fourth finalist spot was competed among Chinese Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia. Hong Kong won the qualifiers.

Participating teamsEdit

PreliminaryEdit

FinalsEdit

VenuesEdit

Preliminary competitionEdit

The Preliminary competition was hosted by Hong Kong. The winner of the group advanced to the finals. North Korea withdrew from the tournament.

All times are local (HKT, UTC+08:00).

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Hong Kong 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 12
  Chinese Taipei 4 3 0 1 13 3 +10 9
  Macau 4 2 0 2 5 5 +0 6
  Mongolia 4 1 0 3 2 16 −14 3
  Guam 4 0 0 4 0 22 −22 0
Macau  2–0  Mongolia
Che Chi Man   34' (pen.)
Chan Man Hei   82'
Attendance: 6,055
Hong Kong  2–0  Chinese Taipei
Kwok Yue Hung   77'
Lee Wai Man   79'
Attendance: 6,055

Mongolia  2–0  Guam
Tugsbayar   52'
Lumbengarav   59'
Attendance: 1,602
Referee: Huang Junjie (China)
Hong Kong  3–0  Macau
Lee Kin Wo   46' (pen.)
Au Wai Lun   59'62'
Attendance: 1,602

Guam  0–2  Macau
Geofredo Cheung   37'77'
Attendance: 672
Chinese Taipei  4–0  Mongolia
Huang Che-ming   26'54'
Chiang Shih-lu   71'
Yang Cheng-hsing   90' (pen.)
Attendance: 672

Guam  0–7  Chinese Taipei
Tu Chu-hsien   24'34'
Sheu Sheau-bao   48'54'90'
Hsu Jui-chen   55'
Tu Ming-feng   64'
Attendance: 1,814
Hong Kong  10–0  Mongolia
Au Wai Lun   6'53'
Yau Kin Wai   10'
Chan Ho Man   12'40'42'
Cheung Sai Ho   13'26' (pen.)90'
Kwok Yue Hung   79'
Attendance: 1,814

Macau  1–2  Chinese Taipei
Hoi Man Io   35' Wu Chun-I   43'
Huang Che-ming   53'
Attendance: 6,862
Hong Kong  11–0  Guam
Lau Chi Keung   7'35'56'
Au Wai Lun   8'61'86' (pen.)
Chan Chi Hong   40'
Poon Yiu Cheuk   42'
Chan Ho Man   46'58'
Lee Wai Man   90'
Attendance: 6,862
Referee: Huang Junjie (China)

Personal awardsEdit

Best Goalkeeper Best Defender Top Scorer Most Valuable Player
  Domingos Chan   Cheng Yung-jen   Au Wai Lun   Cheung Sai Ho

FinalsEdit

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

All times are local (JST, UTC+09:00).

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
  Japan 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7
  China PR 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
  Hong Kong 3 0 0 3 2 7 –5 0
Hong Kong  1–3  South Korea
Akandu   34'
Akandu   40'
Report Kim Do-heon   23'
Kim Do-hoon   50'
Ahn Jung-hwan   57'
Attendance: 14,895
Japan  2–0  China PR
Kubo   4'80'
Nakazawa   10'
Endo   40'
Report Zheng Zhi   7'
Yang Pu   34'
Liu Jindong   65'
Attendance: 41,742

South Korea  1–0  China PR
Ahn Jung-hwan   40'
Choi Jin-cheul   44'
Yoo Sang-chul   45+1'
Lee Eul-yong   60'
Report Zheng Zhi   28'
Zhou Ting   40'
Li Yi   60'
Japan  1–0  Hong Kong
Alex   37' (pen.)
Kubo   58'
Report Fan Chun Yip   36'
Man Pei Tak   58'
Szeto Man Chun   63'

China PR  3–1  Hong Kong
Zhao Xuri   20'
Liu Jindong   21'
Yang Chen   44'
Zhou Haibin   87'
Report Lo Chi Kwan   75'
Japan  0–0  South Korea
Okubo   15'   18'
Motoyama   86'
Report Choi Jin-cheul   14'
Park Jae-hong   41'
Kim Dong-jin   90+4'

Final standingEdit

Rank Team
1   South Korea
2   Japan
3   China PR
4   Hong Kong
5   Chinese Taipei
6   Macau
7   Mongolia
8   Guam

WinnersEdit

 East Asian Football Championship 2003 Winners 
 
South Korea
First title

External linksEdit