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AFC Women's Asian Cup

The AFC Women's Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship) is a quadrennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition is also known as the Asian Women's Football Championship and the Asian Women's Championship. 19 tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Japan. The competition also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

AFC Women's Asian Cup
AFC Women's Asian Cup.png
Founded1975; 44 years ago (1975)
RegionAFC (Asia)
Number of teams8
Current champions Japan
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s) China PR
(8 titles)
2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

OverviewEdit

The competition was set up by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a part of the AFC responsible for women's football. The first competition was held in 1975 and was held every two years after this, except for a period in the 1980s where the competition was held every three years. The ALFC was initially a separate organisation but was absorbed into the AFC in 1986.

The competition has been dominated by countries from the Pacific Rim, with the China women's national football team having won 8 times, including a series of 7 consecutive victories.

The tournament frequency changed to every 4 years effective from 2014,[1] after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]

From 1975 to 1981, matches were 60 minutes in duration.[3]

ResultsEdit

Year Hosts Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1975
Details
  Hong Kong  
New Zealand
3 – 1  
Thailand
 
Australia
5 – 0  
Malaysia
1977
Details
  Republic of China  
Republic of China
[a]
3 – 1  
Thailand
 
Singapore
2 – 0  
Indonesia
1979
Details
  India  
Chinese Taipei
2 – 0  
India South
 
Western Australia
cancelled[b]  
Hong Kong
1981
Details
  Hong Kong  
Chinese Taipei
5 – 0  
Thailand
 
India
2 – 0  
Hong Kong
1983
Details
  Thailand  
Thailand
3 – 0  
India
 
Malaysia
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
[4]
 
Singapore
1986
Details
  Hong Kong  
China PR
2 – 0  
Japan
 
Thailand
3 – 0  
Indonesia
1989
Details
  Hong Kong  
China PR
1 – 0  
Chinese Taipei
 
Japan
3 – 1  
Hong Kong
1991
Details
  Japan  
China PR
5 – 0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
 
North Korea
1993
Details
  Malaysia  
China PR
3 – 0  
North Korea
 
Japan
3 – 0  
Chinese Taipei
1995
Details
  Malaysia  
China PR
2 – 0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(3–0) pen
 
South Korea
1997
Details
  China  
China PR
2 – 0  
North Korea
 
Japan
2 – 0  
Chinese Taipei
1999
Details
  Philippines  
China PR
3 – 0  
Chinese Taipei
 
North Korea
3 – 2  
Japan
2001
Details
  Chinese Taipei  
North Korea
2 – 0  
Japan
 
China PR
8 – 0  
South Korea
2003
Details
  Thailand  
North Korea
2 – 1 aet  
China PR
 
South Korea
1 – 0  
Japan
2006
Details
  Australia  
China PR
2 – 2 aet
(4–2) pen
 
Australia
 
North Korea
3 – 2  
Japan
2008
Details
  Vietnam  
North Korea
2 – 1  
China PR
 
Japan
3 – 0  
Australia
2010
Details
  China  
Australia
1 – 1 aet
(5–4) pen
 
North Korea
 
Japan
2 – 0  
China PR
2014
Details
  Vietnam  
Japan
1 – 0  
Australia
 
China PR
2 – 1  
South Korea
2018
Details
  Jordan  
Japan
1 – 0  
Australia
 
China PR
3 – 1  
Thailand

Note: aet: after extra time

  1. ^ Competes as Chinese Taipei since 1979
  2. ^ The match was cancelled as Hong Kong team members have already booked the flight to leave Kozhikode before kickoff, otherwise they had to stay behind for further four days for another earliest flight to Hong Kong, which would have upset the team's schedule. Both teams were declared third place.

Performance by nationEdit

Rank Nation Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Total
1   China PR 8 2 3 1 14
2   North Korea 3 3 2 1 9
3   Chinese Taipei 3 2 2 2 9
4   Japan 2 4 5 3 14
5   Australia 1 3 2 1 7
6   Thailand 1 3 1 1 6
7   New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1
8   India 0 2 1 0 3
9   South Korea 0 0 1 3 4
10   Malaysia 0 0 1 1 2
  Singapore 0 0 1 1 2
12   Hong Kong 0 0 0 3 3
13   Indonesia 0 0 0 2 2
Total 19 19 19 19 76

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
1975
(6)
 
1977
(6)
 
1979
(6)
 
1981
(8)
 
1983
(6)
 
1986
(7)
 
1989
(8)
 
1991
(9)
 
1993
(8)
 
1995
(11)
 
1997
(11)
 
1999
(15)
 
2001
(14)
 
2003
(14)
 
2006
(9)
 
2008
(8)
 
2010
(8)
 
2014
(8)
 
2018
(8)
Years
  Australia 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 7
  China PR 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 14
  Chinese Taipei 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd GS GS GS GS 13
  Guam GS GS GS GS 4
  Hong Kong GS GS 4th 4th GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 14
  India 2nd 3rd 2nd GS GS GS GS GS 8
  Indonesia 4th GS 4th GS 4
  Japan GS GS 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 16
  Jordan GS GS 2
  Kazakhstan GS GS GS 3
  North Korea GS 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 10
  South Korea GS GS 4th GS GS 4th 3rd GS GS GS 4th 5th 12
  Malaysia 4th GS 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
  Myanmar GS GS GS GS 4
    Nepal GS GS GS 3
  New Zealand 1st 1
  Philippines GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th 9
  Singapore GS 3rd GS 4th GS GS GS 7
  Thailand 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 5th 4th 16
  Uzbekistan GS GS GS GS GS 5
  Vietnam GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th GS 8

General statisticsEdit

As of 2018

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   China PR 14 70 57 4 9 348 33 +315 175
2   Japan 16 76 52 4 20 347 57 +290 160
3   North Korea 10 53 36 6 11 242 38 +204 114
4   Chinese Taipei 13 59 36 5 18 165 77 +88 113
5   Thailand 16 63 33 2 28 110 156 −46 101
6   South Korea 12 48 24 6 18 146 73 +73 78
7   Australia 7 36 18 6 12 64 41 +23 60
8   India 8 35 16 3 16 63 61 +2 51
9   Hong Kong 14 57 11 4 42 26 191 −165 37
10   Vietnam 8 27 9 0 18 32 80 −48 27
11   Singapore 7 27 7 1 19 21 115 −94 22
12   Uzbekistan 5 16 7 0 9 15 64 −49 21
13   Malaysia 9 34 5 3 26 20 161 −141 18
14   Indonesia 4 14 4 1 9 17 49 −32 13
15   New Zealand 1 4 4 0 0 11 3 +8 12
16   Philippines 9 31 3 1 27 14 180 −166 10
17   Kazakhstan 3 9 2 2 5 16 39 −23 8
18   Myanmar 4 14 2 1 11 14 47 −33 7
19   Guam 4 15 1 0 14 5 112 −107 3
20   Jordan 2 6 0 0 6 5 29 −24 0
21     Nepal 3 10 0 0 10 1 67 −66 0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Regulations AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 Qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 25 July 2012. The AFC stages the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 (Qualifiers) (hereafter the "Competition") for the senior women's national teams once every four (4) years. (In Section 1)[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "VFF AimTo Host 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup". Asean Football Federation. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Asian Women's Championship". Archived from the original on 2011-10-21.
  4. ^ "Newspapers – The Straits Times, 18 April 1983, Page 43". Retrieved 23 February 2012.

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