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The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 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. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament.

AFC U-16 Championship
AFC U16 logo.svg
Founded 1985; 33 years ago (1985)
Region AFC (Asia)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Iraq (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  China PR
 Japan
 North Korea
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
(2 titles each)
2018 AFC U-16 Championship

Contents

ResultsEdit

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1985
Details
 
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
0–0
(4–3 p)
 
Qatar
 
Iraq
1–0  
Thailand
1986
Details
 
Qatar
 
South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p)
 
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
2–0  
North Korea
1988
Details
 
Thailand
 
Saudi Arabia
2–0  
Bahrain
 
China PR
1–1
(4–3 p)
 
Iraq
1990
Details
 
United Arab Emirates
 
Qatar
2–0  
United Arab Emirates
 
China PR
5–0  
Indonesia
1992
Details
 
Saudi Arabia
 
China PR
2–2
(8–7 p)
 
Qatar
 
Saudi Arabia
2–1  
North Korea
1994
Details
 
Qatar
 
Japan
1–0 (a.e.t.)  
Qatar
 
Oman
3–2  
Bahrain
1996
Details
 
Thailand
 
Oman
1–0  
Thailand
 
Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p)
 
Japan
1998
Details
 
Qatar
 
Thailand
1–1
(3–2 p)
 
Qatar
 
Bahrain
5–1  
South Korea
2000
Details
 
Vietnam
 
Oman
1–0  
Iran
 
Japan
4–2  
Vietnam
2002
Details
 
United Arab Emirates
 
South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)
 
Yemen
 
China PR
1–0  
Uzbekistan
2004
Details
 
Japan
 
China PR
1–0  
North Korea
 
Qatar
2–1  
Iran
2006
Details
 
Singapore
 
Japan
4–2 (a.e.t.)  
North Korea
 
Tajikistan
3–3
(5–4 p)
 
Syria
Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists(1)
Winner Score Runner-up
2008
Details
 
Uzbekistan
 
Iran
2–1  
South Korea
  United Arab Emirates and   Japan
2010
Details
 
Uzbekistan
 
North Korea
2–0  
Uzbekistan
  Australia and   Japan
2012
Details
 
Iran
 
Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p)
 
Japan
  Iran and   Iraq
2014
Details
 
Thailand
 
North Korea
2–1  
South Korea
  Australia and   Syria
2016
Details
 
India
 
Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p)
 
Iran
  Japan and   North Korea
2018
Details
 
Malaysia

Notes:

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

Successful national teamsEdit

As 2016

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
  North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) - 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
  South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) - 1 (1998) - 5
  Japan 2 (1994, 2006) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 8
  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
  United Arab Emirates - 1 (1990*) - - 1 (2008) 2
  Yemen - 1 (2002) - - - 1
  Tajikistan - - 1 (2006) - - 1
  Syria - - - 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
  Indonesia - - - 1 (1990) - 1
  Vietnam - - - 1 (2000*) - 1
  Australia - - - - 2 (2010, 2014) 2
Total (17 Edition) 17 17 12 12 10 68
* = As hosts

Medal SummaryEdit

As 2016

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   North Korea 2 2 1 5
2   South Korea 2 2 0 4
3   Japan 2 1 4 7
4   China PR 2 0 3 5
5   Saudi Arabia 2 0 2 4
6   Oman 2 0 1 3
7   Qatar 1 5 1 7
8   Iran 1 2 1 4
9   Thailand 1 1 0 2
10   Uzbekistan 1 1 0 2
11   Iraq 1 0 2 3
12   Bahrain 0 1 2 3
13   United Arab Emirates 0 1 1 2
14   Yemen 0 1 0 1
15   Australia 0 0 2 2
16   Syria 0 0 1 1
17   Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
Total 17 17 22 56

Participating nationsEdit

Legend:
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • 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
  • XX — 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
Total
  Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × × DQ q 1
  Australia x QF SF QF SF GS q 6
  Bahrain GS 2nd GS 4th 3rd 3rd GS 7
  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 14
  Hong Kong × × GS 1
  India GS GS QF GS GS GS GS q 8
  Indonesia × GS GS 4th GS GS × q 6
  Iran × GS GS 2nd × 4th QF 1st GS SF QF 2nd q 11
  Iraq 3rd 4th × × GS × GS QF GS DQ QF SF 1st q 10
  Japan GS GS × 1st 4th GS 3rd GS GS 1st SF SF 2nd QF SF q 15
  Jordan × GS QF × q 3
  Kuwait •• GS QF GS QF GS × × 5
  Kyrgyzstan × × DQ GS 1
  Laos × × × × × × GS DQ GS 2
  Malaysia × × GS GS QF GS q 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 q 11
  Oman × × 3rd 1st GS 1st × QF GS GS GS QF q 10
  Pakistan × × × × × × GS × × × 1
  Qatar 2nd 2nd GS 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd QF 3rd GS 10
  Saudi Arabia 1st 3rd 1st •• 3rd GS QF QF GS GS GS 10
  Singapore GS GS 2
  South Korea 1st GS GS GS GS 4th 1st QF QF 2nd QF 2nd GS q 14
  South Yemen GS 1
  Syria × × × × × × × × QF × 4th QF QF QF SF 6
  Tajikistan × × × 3rd DQ GS q 3
  Thailand 4th GS GS 2nd 1st GS × GS GS GS GS q 11
  Timor-Leste × × × GS × 1
  Turkmenistan × × GS × × 1
  United Arab Emirates 2nd GS GS QF SF QF QF × 7
  Uzbekistan GS GS 4th GS QF 2nd 1st QF QF 9
  Vietnam × × × × × × × × 4th GS GS GS GS QF q 7
  Yemen × × × 2nd GS DQ GS GS q 5

All Time ResultsEdit

  • In Qatar 1985 Qatar vs. Japan was originally scheduled for February 3rd, but wasn't played.
  • As of India 2016.
Rank Team Part. Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Japan 14 64 38 9 17 153 74 +79 123
2   South Korea 13 58 31 11 16 121 65 +56 104
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 10 49 20 12 17 75 62 +13 72
7   Iraq 9 41 18 9 14 54 45 +9 63
8   Saudi Arabia 10 40 17 8 15 68 44 +24 59
9   Oman 9 39 18 5 16 67 55 +12 59
10   Uzbekistan 9 41 16 9 16 69 91 -22 57
11   Bahrain 7 33 13 8 12 55 46 +11 47
12   Thailand 10 40 13 7 20 55 61 -6 46
13   Australia 5 21 12 3 6 44 30 +14 39
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 6 22 6 3 13 30 55 -25 21
17   India 7 23 5 4 14 30 57 -27 19
18   Yemen 5 15 4 5 6 18 22 -4 17
19   Kuwait 5 19 4 3 12 25 41 -16 15
20   Tajikistan 2 9 4 2 3 14 23 -9 14
21   Bangladesh 6 20 3 3 14 16 59 -43 12
22   Malaysia 4 13 3 2 8 11 25 -14 11
23   Myanmar 4 12 2 2 8 12 36 -24 8
24   Laos 2 6 2 0 4 8 19 -11 6
25   Indonesia 5 17 1 3 13 11 48 -37 6
26   Jordan 2 7 1 2 4 3 14 -11 5
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

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
Total
  Australia OFC member R2 R2 2
  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 8
  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 5
  Syria R2 R1 2
  Tajikistan Part of Soviet Union R2 1
  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

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