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
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Founded1975; 46 years ago (1975)
RegionAFC (Asia)
Number of teams12 (finals)
35 (qualifiers)
Current champions Japan
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s) China PR
(8 titles)
2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

HistoryEdit

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.

From 1975 to 1981, matches were 60 minutes in duration.[1]

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,[2] after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3]

The tournament was expanded from eight teams to twelve starting from the 2022 edition. [4]

QualificationEdit

FormatEdit

All of the 46 members of AFC who have a women's national team are eligible to participate in the qualification tournament.

Starting from 2022 edition, a total of twelve teams participate in the final tournament including hosts, top three finishers of the previous edition and eight teams from the qualification tournament.[4]

ResultsEdit

Edition Year Hosts Final Third Place Match Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 1975   Hong Kong  
New Zealand
3–1  
Thailand
 
Australia
5–0  
Malaysia
6
2 1977   Republic of China  
Republic of China
[a]
3–1  
Thailand
 
Singapore
2–0  
Indonesia
6
3 1979   India  
Chinese Taipei
2–0  
India South
 
Western Australia
cancelled[b]  
Hong Kong
6
4 1981   Hong Kong  
Chinese Taipei
5–0  
Thailand
 
India
2–0  
Hong Kong
8
5 1983   Thailand  
Thailand
3–0  
India
 
Malaysia
0–0
(5–4 p)
 
Singapore
6
6 1986   Hong Kong  
China PR
2–0  
Japan
 
Thailand
3–0  
Indonesia
7
7 1989   Hong Kong  
China PR
1–0  
Chinese Taipei
 
Japan
3–1  
Hong Kong
8
8 1991   Japan  
China PR
5–0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 
North Korea
9
9 1993   Malaysia  
China PR
3–0  
North Korea
 
Japan
3–0  
Chinese Taipei
9
10 1995   Malaysia  
China PR
2–0  
Japan
 
Chinese Taipei
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–0 p)
 
South Korea
11
11 1997   China  
China PR
2–0  
North Korea
 
Japan
2–0  
Chinese Taipei
11
12 1999   Philippines  
China PR
3–0  
Chinese Taipei
 
North Korea
3–2  
Japan
15
13 2001   Chinese Taipei  
North Korea
2–0  
Japan
 
China PR
8–0  
South Korea
14
14 2003   Thailand  
North Korea
2–1 (a.e.t.)  
China PR
 
South Korea
1–0  
Japan
14
15 2006   Australia  
China PR
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
 
Australia
 
North Korea
3–2  
Japan
9
16 2008   Vietnam  
North Korea
2–1  
China PR
 
Japan
3–0  
Australia
8
17 2010   China  
Australia
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
 
North Korea
 
Japan
2–0  
China PR
8
18 2014   Vietnam  
Japan
1–0  
Australia
 
China PR
2–1  
South Korea
8
19 2018   Jordan  
Japan
1–0  
Australia
 
China PR
3–1  
Thailand
8
20 2022   India TBD TBD TBD TBD 12

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)
 
2022
(12)
Years
  Australia 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd Q 8
  China PR 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd Q 15
  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 Q 9
  Indonesia 4th GS 4th GS 4
  Japan GS GS 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st Q 17
  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 GD 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

AwardsEdit

Year Most Valuable Player Top Scorer Goals Fairplay Award
2006   Ma Xiaoxu   Yūki Nagasato 7   China PR
2008   Homare Sawa   Ri Kum-suk 7   Japan
2010   Jo Yun-mi   Kozue Ando 3   China PR
2014   Aya Miyama   Park Eun-sun
  Yang Li
6   Japan
2018   Mana Iwabuchi   Li Ying 7   Japan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Asian Women's Championship". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ "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]
  3. ^ "VFF AimTo Host 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup". Asean Football Federation. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  4. ^ a b "AFC to invest in new era of national team and club competitions". AFC. 26 October 2019.

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