AFC U-17 Asian Cup

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The AFC U-17 Asian Cup, formerly known as the AFC U-16 Championship and AFC U-17 Championship, is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-17 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Up to 2000, the tournament was for U-16 teams. Between 2002 and 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament. Between 2008 and 2020, it was switched back to a U-16 Championship. The AFC have proposed switching back to an under-17 tournament starting from 2023.[1] Moreover, the tournament will also be rebranded from the "AFC U-16 Championship" to the "AFC U-17 Asian Cup".[2]

AFC U-17 Asian Cup
AFC U17 logo.svg
Founded1985; 37 years ago (1985)
RegionAFC (Asia)
Number of teams16
Current champions Japan (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Japan (3 titles)
2020 AFC U-16 Championship

FormatEdit

HistoryEdit

ResultsEdit

AFC U-16 Championship
Edition Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1985   Qatar  
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
 
Qatar
 
Iraq
1–0  
Thailand
2 1986   Qatar  
South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p)
 
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
2–0  
North Korea
3 1988   Thailand  
Saudi Arabia
2–0  
Bahrain
 
China PR
1–1
(4–3 p)
 
Iraq
4 1990   United Arab Emirates  
Qatar
2–0  
United Arab Emirates
 
China PR
5–0  
Indonesia
5 1992   Saudi Arabia  
China PR
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(8–7 p)
 
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
2–1  
North Korea
6 1994   Qatar  
Japan
1–0 (a.e.t.)  
Qatar
 
Oman
3–2  
Bahrain
7 1996   Thailand  
Oman
1–0  
Thailand
 
Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p)
 
Japan
8 1998   Qatar  
Thailand
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 p)
 
Qatar
 
Bahrain
5–1  
South Korea
9 2000   Vietnam  
Oman
1–0  
Iran
 
Japan
4–2  
Vietnam
AFC U-17 Championship
Edition Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
10 2002   United Arab Emirates  
South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)
 
Yemen
 
China PR
1–0  
Uzbekistan
11 2004   Japan  
China PR
1–0  
North Korea
 
Qatar
2–1  
Iran
12 2006   Singapore  
Japan
4–2 (a.e.t.)  
North Korea
 
Tajikistan
3–3 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 
Syria
AFC U-16 Championship
Edition Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists 1
Champions Score Runners-up
13 2008   Uzbekistan  
Iran
2–1  
South Korea
  Japan and   United Arab Emirates
14 2010   Uzbekistan  
North Korea
2–0  
Uzbekistan
  Australia and   Japan
15 2012   Iran  
Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p)
 
Japan
  Iran and   Iraq
16 2014   Thailand  
North Korea
2–1  
South Korea
  Australia and   Syria
17 2016   India  
Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p)
 
Iran
  Japan and   North Korea
18 2018   Malaysia  
Japan
1–0  
Tajikistan
  Australia and   South Korea
19 2020   Bahrain Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
AFC U-17 Asian Cup
Edition Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists
Champions Score Runners-up
20 2023   Bahrain

Notes:

  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • p: after penalty shoot-out
  • 1 No third place match was played.

Successful national teamsEdit

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
  Japan 3 (1994, 2006, 2018) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 9
  North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
  South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) 1 (1998) 1 (2018) 6
  China PR 2 (1992, 2004) 3 (1988, 1990, 2002) 5
  Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988) 2 (1986, 1992) 4
  Oman 2 (1996, 2000) 1 (1994) 3
  Qatar 1 (1990) 5 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998) 1 (2004) 7
  Iran 1 (2008) 2 (2000, 2016) 1 (2004) 1 (2012) 5
  Thailand 1 (1998) 1 (1996) 1 (1985) 3
  Uzbekistan 1 (2012) 1 (2010) 1 (2002) 3
  Iraq 1 (2016) 1 (1985) 1 (1988) 1 (2012) 4
  Bahrain 1 (1988) 2 (1996, 1998) 1 (1994) 4
  Tajikistan 1 (2018) 1 (2006) 2
  United Arab Emirates 1 (1990) 1 (2008) 2
  Yemen 1 (2002) 1
  Syria 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
  Indonesia 1 (1990) 1
  Vietnam 1 (2000) 1
  Australia 3 (2010, 2014, 2018) 3
Total (18 editions) 18 18 12 12 12 72

Note:

  • Results as hosts in bold.

Champions by regionsEdit

Regional federation Champion(s) Title(s)
EAFF (East Asia)   Japan (3)
  China (2)
  North Korea (2)
  South Korea (2)
9
WAFF (West Asia)   Oman (2)
  Saudi Arabia (2)
  Iraq (1)
  Qatar (1)
6
CAFF (Central Asia)   Iran (1)
  Uzbekistan (1)
2
AFF (Southeast Asia)   Thailand (1) 1
SAFF (South Asia) N/A 0

Participating nationsEdit

Legend:
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – 2nd
  • 3rd – 3rd
  • 4th – 4th
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • QF – Quarter finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  • DQ – Disqualified
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter
  •  ×  – Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • — Country not affiliated to AFC at that time
  • XX — Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
Nation  
1985
 
1986
 
1988
 
1990
 
1992
 
1994
 
1996
 
1998
 
2000
 
2002
 
2004
 
2006
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2016
 
2018
 
2020
Total
  Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × × DQ GS 1
  Australia x QF SF QF SF GS SF q 7
  Bahrain GS 2nd GS 4th 3rd 3rd GS q 8
  Bangladesh × GS GS GS GS × GS GS DQ × 6
  China PR GS 3rd 3rd 1st GS GS GS 3rd 1st QF GS GS GS GS q 15
  Hong Kong × × GS 1
  India GS GS QF GS GS GS GS QF q 9
  Indonesia × GS GS 4th GS GS × QF q 7
  Iran × GS GS 2nd × 4th QF 1st GS SF QF 2nd GS q 12
  Iraq 3rd 4th × × GS × GS QF GS DQ QF SF 1st GS 10
  Japan GS GS × 1st 4th GS 3rd GS GS 1st SF SF 2nd QF SF 1st q 16
  Jordan × GS QF × GS 3
  Kuwait •• GS QF GS QF GS × × 5
  Kyrgyzstan × × DQ GS 1
  Laos × × × × × × GS DQ GS 2
  Malaysia × × GS GS QF GS GS 5
  Myanmar × GS × × × × × GS GS GS × 4
    Nepal × × × GS × GS GS × 3
  North Korea × 4th GS 4th GS × 2nd 2nd DQ 1st GS 1st SF QF q 12
  Oman × × 3rd 1st GS 1st × QF GS GS GS QF QF q 11
  Pakistan × × × × × × GS × × × 1
  Qatar 2nd 2nd GS 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd QF 3rd GS q 11
  Saudi Arabia 1st 3rd 1st •• 3rd GS QF QF GS GS GS q 11
  Singapore GS GS 2
  South Korea 1st GS GS GS GS 4th 1st QF QF 2nd QF 2nd GS SF q 15
  South Yemen GS 1
  Syria × × × × × × × × QF × 4th QF QF QF SF 6
  Tajikistan × × × 3rd DQ GS 2nd q 4
  Thailand 4th GS GS 2nd 1st GS × GS GS GS GS GS 11
  Timor-Leste × × × GS × 1
  Turkmenistan × × GS × × 1
  United Arab Emirates 2nd GS GS QF SF QF QF × q 8
  Uzbekistan GS GS 4th GS QF 2nd 1st QF QF q 10
  Vietnam × × × × × × × × 4th GS GS GS GS QF GS 7
  Yemen × × × 2nd GS DQ GS GS GS q 6

All Time ResultsEdit

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Japan 15 70 43 10 17 167 79 +88 139
2   South Korea 14 63 35 12 16 135 66 +69 117
3   China PR 14 59 27 16 16 105 72 +33 97
4   Qatar 10 46 27 11 8 80 39 +41 92
5   Iran 10 47 27 7 14 94 54 +40 88
6   North Korea 11 53 22 14 17 82 66 +16 80
7   Iraq 10 44 19 9 16 57 50 +7 66
8   Oman 10 43 19 6 18 73 62 +11 63
9   Saudi Arabia 10 40 17 8 15 68 44 +24 59
10   Uzbekistan 9 41 16 9 16 69 91 −22 57
11   Australia 6 26 15 4 7 54 39 +15 49
12   Thailand 11 43 14 7 22 62 70 −8 49
13   Bahrain 7 33 13 8 12 55 46 +11 47
14   Syria 6 27 10 9 8 39 33 +6 39
15   United Arab Emirates 7 28 10 8 10 47 47 0 38
16   Vietnam 7 25 7 4 14 35 57 −22 25
17   India 8 27 6 6 15 31 54 −23 24
18   Yemen 6 18 5 5 8 19 24 −5 20
19   Tajikistan 3 10 5 5 5 20 33 −13 20
20   Kuwait 5 19 4 3 12 25 41 −16 15
21   Malaysia 5 16 4 2 10 19 33 −14 14
22   Indonesia 7 22 4 5 14 18 52 −34 14
23   Bangladesh 6 20 3 3 14 16 59 −43 12
24   Myanmar 4 12 2 2 8 12 36 −24 8
25   Jordan 3 10 1 4 5 8 23 −15 7
26   Laos 2 6 2 0 4 8 19 −11 6
27     Nepal 3 10 1 2 7 6 31 −25 5
28   Kyrgyzstan 1 3 1 0 2 2 11 −9 3
29   South Yemen 1 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
30   Singapore 2 6 0 2 4 3 18 −15 2
31   Pakistan 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
32   Hong Kong 1 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
33   Timor-Leste 1 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
34   Turkmenistan 1 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
35   Afghanistan 1 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0

Men's U-17 World Cup QualifiersEdit

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R2 – Round 2
  • R1 – Round 1
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to AFC
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
Team  
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
 
2017
 
2019
 
2023
Total
  Australia OFC member R2 R2 R2 3
  Bahrain 4th R1 2
  China PR QF R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 6
  India R1 1
  Iran R1 R2 R2 QF 4
  Iraq R1 R2 2
  Japan QF R1 R1 R1 R1 QF R2 R2 R2 9
  North Korea QF R2 R1 R2 R1 5
  Oman 4th QF R1 3
  Qatar R1 QF 4th R1 R1 QF R1 7
  Saudi Arabia QF R1 1st 3
  South Korea QF R1 R1 QF R2 QF 6
  Syria R2 R1 2
  Tajikistan Part of Soviet Union R2 R1 2
  Thailand R1 R1 2
  United Arab Emirates R1 R2 R1 3
  Uzbekistan Part of Soviet Union QF R2 2
  Yemen Part of South Yemen R1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFC Competitions Committee recommends changes to youth competitions". AFC. 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "AFC rebrands age group championships to AFC Asian Cups". AFC. 2 October 2020.

External linksEdit