AFC Futsal Asian Cup

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The AFC Futsal Asian Cup, previously the AFC Futsal Championship, is the premier international futsal competition for the Asian Football Confederation national teams. It was first held in 1999 and was played annually until 2008; since then it has been played biennially. From 2021, the tournament will be rebranded from the "AFC Futsal Championship" to the "AFC Futsal Asian Cup".[1]

AFC Futsal Asian Cup
AFC Futsal Championship.png
Founded1999; 21 years ago (1999)
RegionAsia (AFC)
Number of teams16
Current champions Iran (12th title)
Most successful team(s) Iran (12 titles)
2020 AFC Futsal Championship

Iran and Japan are the dominant nations being the only two nations to have won the tournament and Iran is the only nation to have never finished outside the top four. Iran, champions of 12 of the 15 editions of the competition, won 7 straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan. Japan have won the other 3 editions of the competition. It is a qualification for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. Kazakhstan switched to UEFA since 2002.

FormatEdit

HistoryEdit

ResultsEdit

# Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1999
Details
 
Malaysia
 
Iran
9–1  
South Korea
 
Kazakhstan
2–2 aet
(5–3) pen
 
Japan
9
2 2000
Details
 
Thailand
 
Iran
4–1  
Kazakhstan
 
Thailand
8–6  
Japan
9
3 2001
Details
 
Iran
 
Iran
9–0  
Uzbekistan
 
South Korea
2–1  
Japan
14
4 2002
Details
 
Indonesia
 
Iran
6–0  
Japan
 
Thailand
4–2  
South Korea
14
5 2003
Details
 
Iran
 
Iran
6–4  
Japan
 
Thailand
8–2  
Kuwait
16
6 2004
Details
 
Macau
 
Iran
5–3  
Japan
 
Thailand
3–1  
Uzbekistan
18
7 2005
Details
 
Vietnam
 
Iran
2–0  
Japan
  Uzbekistan and   Kyrgyzstan 24
8 2006
Details
 
Uzbekistan
 
Japan
5–1  
Uzbekistan
 
Iran
5–3  
Kyrgyzstan
16
9 2007
Details
 
Japan
 
Iran
4–1  
Japan
 
Uzbekistan
5–3  
Kyrgyzstan
16
10 2008
Details
 
Thailand
 
Iran
4–0  
Thailand
 
Japan
5–3  
China
16
11 2010
Details
 
Uzbekistan
 
Iran
8–3  
Uzbekistan
 
Japan
6–1  
China
16
12 2012
Details
 
United Arab Emirates
 
Japan
6–1  
Thailand
 
Iran
4–0  
Australia
16
13 2014
Details
 
Vietnam
 
Japan
2–2 aet
(3–0) pen
 
Iran
 
Uzbekistan
2–1  
Kuwait
16
14 2016
Details
 
Uzbekistan
 
Iran
2–1  
Uzbekistan
 
Thailand
8–0  
Vietnam
16
15 2018
Details
 
Chinese Taipei
 
Iran
4–0  
Japan
 
Uzbekistan
4–4
(2–1) pen
 
Iraq
16
16 2020
Details
 
Kuwait
16

Performance by nationsEdit

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total (Top 4)
  Iran 12 (1999, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2003*, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2018) 1 (2014) 2 (2006, 2012) 15
  Japan 3 (2006, 2012, 2014) 6 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007*, 2018) 2 (2008, 2010) 3 (1999, 2000, 2001) 14
  Uzbekistan 4 (2001, 2006*, 2010*, 2016*) 4 (2005, 2007, 2014, 2018) 1 (2004) 9
  Thailand 2 (2008*, 2012) 5 (2000*, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016) 7
  South Korea 1 (1999) 1 (2001) 1 (2002) 3
  Kazakhstan 1 (2000) 1 (1999) 2
  Kyrgyzstan 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2007) 3
  China 2 (2008, 2010) 2
  Kuwait 2 (2003, 2014) 2
  Australia 1 (2012) 1
  Vietnam 1 (2016) 1
  Iraq 1 (2018) 1
* = hosts

Medal summaryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iran121215
2  Japan36211
3  Uzbekistan0448
4  Thailand0257
5  Kazakhstan0112
  South Korea0112
7  Kyrgyzstan0011
Totals (7 nations)15151646

All-time tableEdit

As 2018

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Iran 15 93 88 2 3 899 136 +763 266
2   Japan 15 92 68 6 18 452 184 +268 210
3   Uzbekistan 15 79 51 6 22 330 206 +124 159
4   Thailand 15 75 51 5 19 443 211 +232 158
5   Kyrgyzstan 15 66 28 10 28 207 242 –35 94
6   South Korea 13 54 20 6 28 237 258 –21 66
7   Lebanon 11 46 19 8 19 179 183 –4 65
8   Kuwait 11 48 17 4 27 184 205 –21 55
9   Iraq 11 45 17 3 25 161 172 –11 54
10   China 12 47 16 2 29 185 213 –28 50
11   Australia 7 31 16 1 14 87 105 –18 49
12   Tajikistan 10 35 11 2 22 116 197 –81 35
13   Chinese Taipei 12 41 10 2 29 125 203 –78 32
14   Vietnam 5 23 9 2 12 67 93 –26 29
15   Kazakhstan 3 15 8 4 3 77 42 +35 28
16   Palestine 3 15 9 0 6 101 70 +31 27
17   Indonesia 9 32 8 2 22 105 176 –71 26
18   Malaysia 12 40 8 2 30 112 236 –124 26
19   Hong Kong 5 20 7 1 12 58 100 –42 22
20   Turkmenistan 6 21 6 0 15 59 121 –62 18
21   Qatar 3 12 3 0 9 47 70 –23 9
22   Bahrain 2 8 2 2 4 24 36 –12 8
23   Philippines 3 13 1 2 10 21 85 –64 5
24   Macau 4 17 1 1 15 23 167 –144 4
25   United Arab Emirates 1 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
26   Cambodia 1 4 1 0 3 12 46 –34 3
27   Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 7 11 –4 1
28   Myanmar 1 3 0 0 3 5 22 –17 0
29   Jordan 2 6 0 0 6 7 25 –18 0
30   Brunei 1 4 0 0 4 7 53 –46 0
31   Bhutan 1 6 0 0 6 13 73 –60 0
32   Maldives 2 9 0 0 9 10 128 –118 0
33   Guam 2 9 0 0 9 8 142 –134 0
34   Singapore 3 11 0 0 11 15 170 –155 0

Participating nationsEdit

Comprehensive team results by tournament
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semifinals
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •   ••   – Qualified but withdrew
  •   •   – Did not qualify
  •   ×   – Did not enter
  •   ×   – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  •      – To be determined
  •      – Hosts
  •    – Not an AFC member
Team  
1999
 
2000
 
2001
 
2002
 
2003
 
2004
 
2005
 
2006
 
2007
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2016
 
2018
 
2020
Years
  Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × ×
  Australia R1 QF QF QF 4th QF QF × 7
  Bahrain × × × R1 × × × × × × × QF q 3
  Bhutan × × × × × × R1 × × × × × × × × × 1
  Brunei × × × R1 •• × × × × × × x 1
  Cambodia × × × × × R1 × × × × × × 1
  China × × × R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R1 4th 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 q 13
  Chinese Taipei × × R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
  Guam × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × × x 2
  Hong Kong × × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × 5
  Indonesia × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × q 10
  Iran 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st q 16
  Iraq × × R1 QF R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th 11
  Japan 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st QF 2nd q 16
  Jordan × × × × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 x 2
  Kazakhstan 3rd 2nd QF 3
  Kuwait × × QF QF 4th QF R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th × × q 12
  Kyrgyzstan R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 SF 4th 4th QF QF QF R1 QF R1 q 16
  Laos × × × × × × × × × × × × x
  Lebanon × × × × R1 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF QF QF R1 QF q 12
  Macau × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 × × 4
  Malaysia R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
  Maldives × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × x 2
  Mongolia × × × × × × × × × × × ×
  Myanmar × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
  Oman × × × × × × × × × × × x × × x q 1
  Palestine × × QF × R1 × R1 × × × × × × × 3
  Philippines × × × × × R1 R1 × R1 × × x 3
  Qatar × × × × × × R1 × × R1 R1 3
  Saudi Arabia × × × × × × × × × × × R1 q 2
  Singapore R1 R1 R1 × × × × × × × × × × × x 3
  South Korea 2nd R1 3rd 4th QF QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 14
  Syria × × × × × × × × × × × × × × x
  Tajikistan × × R1 × × × R2 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 11
  Thailand R1 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 3rd R2 R1 QF 2nd QF 2nd QF 3rd QF q 16
  East Timor × × × × × × ×
  Turkmenistan × × × •• •• × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 7
  United Arab Emirates × × × × × × × × × × × R1 × 1
  Uzbekistan R1 R1 2nd QF QF 4th SF 2nd 3rd QF 2nd QF 3rd 2nd 3rd q 16
  Vietnam × × × × × × R1 × R1 QF 4th QF q 6
Total 9 9 14 14 16 18 24 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifiersEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2 (1989–2008, second group stage, top 8; 2012–present: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  •    – Not an AFC member
  • Q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team  
1989
 
1992
 
1996
 
2000
 
2004
 
2008
 
2012
 
2016
 
2020
Total
  Australia R1 R1 2
  China R1 R1 R1 3
  Chinese Taipei R1 1
  Hong Kong R1 1
  Iran 4th R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 3rd 7
  Japan R1 R1 R1 R2 4
  Kazakhstan R1 1
  Kuwait R1 1
  Malaysia R1 1
  Saudi Arabia R1 1
  Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 5
  Uzbekistan R1 1
  Vietnam R2 1

AwardsEdit

Most Valuable PlayersEdit

Year Player
1999 No Award
2000 No Award
2001 No Award
2002   Anucha Munjarern
2003   Vahid Shamsaei
2004   Mohammad Reza Heidarian
2005   Kenichiro Kogure
2006   Kenichiro Kogure
2007   Vahid Shamsaei
2008   Vahid Shamsaei
2010   Mohammad Taheri
2012   Rafael Henmi
2014   Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2016   Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2018   Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh

Top scorersEdit

Year Player Goals
1999   Kazem Mohammadi
  Reza Rezaei Kamal
18
2000   Therdsak Chaiman 11
2001   Vahid Shamsaei 31
2002   Vahid Shamsaei 26
2003   Vahid Shamsaei 24
2004   Vahid Shamsaei 33
2005   Vahid Shamsaei 23
2006   Vahid Shamsaei 16
2007   Kenichiro Kogure 12
2008   Vahid Shamsaei 13
2010   Mohammad Taheri 13
2012   Vahid Shamsaei 7
2014   Hossein Tayyebi 15
2016   Suphawut Thueanklang 14
2018   Hossein Tayyebi 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC rebrands age group championships to AFC Asian Cups". AFC. 2 October 2020.

External linksEdit