AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Since 2004 tournament, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) holds Asian qualifying tournaments for Summer Olympics women's football tournaments.

AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Founded2004; 18 years ago (2004)
RegionAsia (AFC)
Current champions Australia
Most successful team(s) Australia (2 titles)
2020

From 2004 tournament to 2020, top two teams are to qualify (excluding the berth for the hosts if the Olympic is held in an Asian country).

HistoryEdit

Women's football is introduced to Olympics since 1996, but until 2000 the participating teams were determined by the results of preceding FIFA Women's World Cup. Since 2004, continental confederations (including AFC) are to hold qualifying tournaments.[1]

FormatEdit

Formats differ by the tournaments. See the pages of each qualifying tournaments for details.

ResultsEdit

Flags for the qualifying tournaments indicate the hosts of the final rounds;   indicates the final round was held in various places.

Edition Olympics Qualifying tournament Qualified teams Notes Number of teams
Olympic hosts via qualifying
1   1996 (  1995 World Cup)   China PR
(fourth place)
  Japan
(quarterfinalists)
Top 8 teams in the World Cup were to qualify
2   2000 (  1999 World Cup)   China PR
(runners-up)
Top 8 teams in the World Cup were to qualify
3   2004   Qualifying   China PR
(winners)
  Japan
(runners-up)
4   2008   Qualifying   China PR   North Korea
(Group A winners)
  Japan
(Group B winners)
Two group winners of final round were to qualify
5   2012   Qualifying   Japan
(winners)
  North Korea
(runners-up)
6   2016   Qualifying   Australia
(winners)
  China PR
(runners-up)
7   2020     Qualifying   Japan   Australia
(play-off winners)
  China PR
(play-off winners)
Two play-off winners were to qualify

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Report and Statistics – Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004 (PDF). FIFA. 2004. p. 132. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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