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The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries (both are Special administrative regions of China), are also members of the AFC.

Asian Football Confederation
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AbbreviationAFC
MottoOne Asia One Goal
Formation8 May 1954; 65 years ago (1954-05-08)
Founded atManila, Philippines
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia (AFC)
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
English, Arabic[1]
Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa
Vice-president
General Secretary
Dato' Windsor John[2][3]
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
Websitewww.the-afc.com

One of FIFA's six continental confederations, the AFC was formed officially on 8 May 1954 in Manila, Philippines, on the sidelines of the second Asian Games. The main headquarters is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The current president is Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

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HistoryEdit

The Asian Football Confederation was founded on 8 May 1954. Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China (Chinese Taipei), Hong Kong, Iran, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and South Vietnam were founding members.[4][5]

The AFC is the second oldest football competition in the world, with only four teams competing with each other in Hong Kong[6]

The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) is the section of the AFC who manage women's football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986 the ALFC merged with the AFC.[7] The Asian Ladies Football Confederation helped organize the AFC Women's Asian Cup, first held in 1975, as well as the AFC's AFC U-19 Women's Championship and the AFC U-17 Women's Championship.[citation needed]

AFC's Biggest RivalriesEdit

Such rivalry can also be seen between Japan, which is ranked 50th was the best Asian performing team in the 2018 World Cup as it almost made it to the final 8. It has been able to knock out Australia twice in the 2011 gdfs


finals and also in the 2007 quater-final. Another team, which is considered to be the strongest team in Asia is Iran. Iran has solid defense, skillful attackers and its impressive performance during the World Cup, their strongest rival in Asia has been Saudi Arabia with six wins out of the eleven encounters the two teams have had. It is interesting to watch the two teams play as there is a lot of religious disagreement between the two countries as the Saudis are mainly Sunni muslims and the Iranians being Shia muslims therefore, you ycan always see entertaining games such as the 1996 AFC Asian Cup match where Saudi Arab triumphed 4-3 on penalties. Another great example of historical rivalry can be seen with Japan and South Korea due to the geographical factors, and when they meet on the soccer pitch, all the hostilities between the two countries come in front. The best example of their intense rivalry can be seen in the 1954 game between South Korean and Japan, when the first president of South Korea Rhee Syngman said if his team was to lose in Tokyo, it would be better if the South Korean team did not return home. The invigorating statement worked and South Korea prevailed with a 5-1 victory against Japan.[8][9][10][11]

AssociationsEdit

 
AFC regional federations

The AFC has 47 member associations splitting into five regions. Several nations proposed a South West Asian Federation but that will not interfere with AFC zones.[12][13][14]

Code Association National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) (12)
BHR   Bahrain (M, W) 1957 1968 1969 Yes
IRQ   Iraq (M, W) 1948 1950 1970 Yes
JOR   Jordan (M, W) 1949 1956 1970 Yes
KUW   Kuwait (M, W) 1952 1964 1964 Yes
LIB   Lebanon (M, W) 1933 1936 1964 Yes
OMA   Oman (M, W) 1978 1980 1980 Yes
PLE   Palestine (M, W) 1928 1995 1995 Yes
QAT   Qatar (M, W) 1960 1972 1974 Yes
KSA   Saudi Arabia (M, W) 1956 1956 1972 Yes
SYR   Syria (M, W) 1936 1937 1970 Yes
UAE   United Arab Emirates (M, W) 1971 1974 1974 Yes
YEM   Yemen (M, W) 1962 1980 1980 Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFG   Afghanistan (M, W) 1933 1948 1954 Yes
IRN   Iran (M, W) 1920 1948 1954 Yes
KGZ   Kyrgyzstan (M, W) 1992 1994 1993 Yes
TJK   Tajikistan (M, W) 1936 1994 1993 Yes
TKM   Turkmenistan (M, W) 1992 1994 1993 Yes
UZB   Uzbekistan (M, W) 1946 1994 1993 Yes
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) (7)
BAN   Bangladesh (M, W) 1972 1976 1974 Yes
BHU   Bhutan (M, W) 1983 2000 1993 Yes
IND   India (M, W) 1937 1948 1954 Yes
MDV   Maldives (M, W) 1982 1986 1984 Yes
NEP     Nepal (M, W) 1951 1972 1954 Yes
PAK   Pakistan (M, W) 1947 1948 1954 Yes
SRI   Sri Lanka (M, W) 1939 1952 1954 Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (10)
CHN   China PR (M, W) 1924 1931 1974 Yes
GUM   Guam[m 1] (M, W) 1975 1996 1991 Yes[m 2]
HKG   Hong Kong (M, W) 1914 1954 1954 Yes
JPN   Japan (M, W) 1921 1921 1954 Yes
PRK   North Korea (M, W) 1945 1958 1974 Yes
KOR   South Korea (M, W) 1928 1948 1954 Yes
MAC   Macau (M, W) 1939 1978 1978 No[m 3]
MNG   Mongolia (M, W) 1959 1998 1993 Yes
NMI   Northern Mariana Islands[m 1][m 4] (M, W) 2005 N/A 2009 No[m 5]
TPE   Chinese Taipei[m 6] (M, W) 1936 1954 1954 Yes
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUS   Australia[m 1][m 7] (M, W) 1961 1963 2006 Yes[m 2]
BRU   Brunei (M, W) 1952 1972 1969 Yes
CAM   Cambodia (M, W) 1933 1954 1954 Yes
IDN   Indonesia (M, W) 1930 1952 1954 Yes
LAO   Laos (M, W) 1951 1952 1968 Yes
MAS   Malaysia (M, W) 1933 1954 1954 Yes
MYA   Myanmar (M, W) 1947 1948 1954 Yes
PHI   Philippines (M, W) 1907 1930 1954 Yes
SIN   Singapore (M, W) 1892 1952 1954 Yes
THA   Thailand (M, W) 1916 1925 1954 Yes
TLS   Timor-Leste (M, W) 2002 2005 2002 Yes
VIE   Vietnam (M, W) 1960 1952 1954 Yes

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Oceania country or territory, but AFC member.
  2. ^ a b Oceania country or territory is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees rather than the Olympic Council of Asia.
  3. ^ Macau's Olympic Committee is an OCA member, but not an IOC member.
  4. ^ Associate AFC member, not a FIFA member.
  5. ^ Part of the United States Olympic Committee.
  6. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1976–1982), joined AFC.
  7. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1966–1972, 1978–2006), joined AFC.

Former membersEdit

CompetitionsEdit

InternationalEdit

The AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and AFC Women's Asian Cup, which determine the Champions of Asia, as well as the AFC Solidarity Cup. All three competitions are held every four years. The AFC also organises the AFC Futsal Championship, AFC Beach Soccer Championship, various age-level international youth football tournaments and the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup and for football at the Summer Olympics.

In addition to the AFC run international tournaments, each AFC regional federation organises its own tournament for national teams: EAFF East Asian Cup, SAFF Championship, AFF Championship, CAFA Championship and WAFF Championship .

ClubEdit

The top-ranked AFC competition is the AFC Champions League, which started in the 2002–03 season (an amalgamation of the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup) and gathers the top 1–4 teams of each country (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this competition only gathered teams from top country.

A second, lower-ranked competition is the AFC Cup. This competition was launched by AFC in 2004. A third competition, the AFC President's Cup, which had started in 2005, was absorbed into the AFC Cup in 2015.[17]

The AFC also runs an annual Asian futsal club competition, the AFC Futsal Club Championship.

Current title holdersEdit

Competitions Champion Title Runner-Up Next edition
Clubs (Men)
AFC Champions League   Kashima Antlers 1st   Persepolis 2019
AFC Cup   Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3rd   Altyn Asyr 2019
AFC Futsal Club Championship   Mes Sungun 1st   Thái Sơn Nam 2019
National Teams (Men)
AFC Asian Cup   Qatar 1st   Japan 2023
AFC U-23 Championship   Uzbekistan 1st   Vietnam 2020
AFC U-19 Championship   Saudi Arabia 3rd   South Korea 2020
AFC U-16 Championship   Japan 3rd   Tajikistan 2020
AFC U-14 Championship   Iraq 1st   North Korea TBD
AFC Solidarity Cup     Nepal 1st   Macau 2020
AFC Futsal Championship   Iran 12th   Japan 2020
AFC U-20 Futsal Championship   Iran 1st   Iraq 2019
AFC Beach Soccer Championship   Japan 3rd   United Arab Emirates 2021
National Teams (Women)
AFC Women's Asian Cup   Japan 2nd   Australia 2022
AFC U-19 Women's Championship   Japan 5th   North Korea 2019
AFC U-16 Women's Championship   North Korea 3rd   South Korea 2019
AFC Women's Futsal Championship   Iran 2nd   Japan 2020

AFC-sanctioned competitionsEdit

Sponsors And SupportersEdit

RankingsEdit

Beach soccer national teamsEdit

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW). The table shows the current top ten, last updated 12 March 2018.

AFC BSWW Country Points
1 2   Iran 3073
2 9   Japan 1419
3 10   United Arab Emirates 1304
4 16   Oman 895
5 21   Lebanon 648
6 38   Thailand 347
7 44   Bahrain 281
8 45   China 271
9 51   Vietnam 202
10 52   Afghanistan 199

Men's FutsalEdit

AFC FIFA Country Points +/-

Women's FutsalEdit

AFC FIFA Country Points +/-

Hall of FameEdit

Major tournamentsEdit

Legend
  •  1st  – Champion
  •  2nd  – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third place
  •  4th  – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • GS – Group stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First knockout stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / withdrawn / banned / disqualified
  •     — Hosts

FIFA World CupEdit

Team  
1930
(13)
 
1934
(16)
 
1938
(15)
 
1950
(13)
 
1954
(16)
 
1958
(16)
 
1962
(16)
 
1966
(16)
 
1970
(16)
 
1974
(16)
 
1978
(16)
 
1982
(24)
 
1986
(24)
 
1990
(24)
 
1994
(24)
 
1998
(32)
 
 
2002
(32)
 
2006
(32)
 
2010
(32)
 
2014
(32)
 
2018
(32)
 
2022
(32)
 
 
 
2026
(48)
Total
  South Korea × × × × GS × × GS GS GS GS 4th GS R16 GS GS 10
  Japan × × × × × × GS R16 GS R16 GS R16 6
  Iran × × × × × × × × × GS × × GS GS GS GS 5
  Saudi Arabia Did not exist × × × × × R16 GS GS GS GS 5
  Australia Part of OFC GS GS GS 3
  North Korea Did not exist × × × × QF × × × × GS 2
  Qatar Did not exist × × q 1
  China PR × × × × × × × × × × GS 1
  United Arab Emirates Did not exist × × GS 1
  Iraq Did not exist × × × × × × × GS 1
  Kuwait Did not exist × × × × × × GS 1
  Indonesia[26] × × 1S × × × × × × 1
  Israel Did not exist GS Not a member of AFC 1
Total 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 37

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Team  
1991
(12)
 
1995
(12)
 
1999
(16)
 
2003
(16)
 
2007
(16)
 
2011
(16)
 
2015
(24)
 
2019
(24)
Total
  Japan GS QF GS GS GS 1st 2nd q 8
  China PR QF 4th 2nd QF QF QF q 7
  North Korea × GS GS QF GS × 4
  Australia Part of OFC QF QF QF q 4
  South Korea GS R16 q 3
  Thailand GS q 2
  Chinese Taipei QF 1
Total 3 2 3 4 4 3 5 5 29

AFC Asian CupEdit

Team  
1956
 
1960
 
1964
 
1968
 
1972
 
1976
 
1980
 
1984
 
1988
 
1992
 
1996
 
2000
 
2004
 
 
 
 
2007
 
2011
 
2015
 
2019
Total
  Australia QF 2nd 1st QF 4
  Bahrain GS 4th GS GS GS R16 6
  Bangladesh GS 1
  Cambodia 4th 1
  China PR 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF QF 12
  Chinese Taipei 3rd 4th 2
  Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th 3
  India 2nd GS GS GS 4
  Indonesia GS GS GS GS 4
  Iran 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF SF 14
  Iraq GS 4th QF QF QF 1st QF 4th R16 9
  Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 4
  Japan GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF 2nd 9
  Jordan QF QF GS R16 4
  Kuwait GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS 10
  Kyrgyzstan R16 1
  Lebanon GS GS 2
  Malaysia GS GS GS 3
  Myanmar 2nd 1
  North Korea 4th GS GS GS GS 5
  Oman GS GS GS R16 4
  Palestine GS GS 2
  Philippines GS 1
  Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS 1st 10
  Saudi Arabia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS R16 10
  Singapore GS 1
  South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF 14
  South Yemen GS 1
  Syria GS GS GS GS GS GS 6
  Thailand 3rd GS GS GS GS GS R16 7
  Turkmenistan GS GS 2
  United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd SF 10
  Uzbekistan GS GS QF QF 4th QF R16 7
  Vietnam 4th 4th QF QF 4
  Yemen GS 1
Total 4 4 4 5 6 6 10 10 10 8 12 12 16 16 16 16 24

AFC Women's Asian CupEdit

Team  
1975
 
1977
 
1979
 
1981
 
1983
 
1986
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2006
 
2008
 
2010
 
2014
 
2018
Total
  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
Total 6 6 6 8 6 7 8 9 8 11 11 15 14 14 9 8 8 8 8 162

NotesEdit

Other international tournamentsEdit

FIFA Confederations CupEdit

Team  
1992
(4)
 
1995
(6)
 
1997
(8)
 
1999
(8)
 
 
2001
(8)
 
2003
(8)
 
2005
(8)
 
2009
(8)
 
2013
(8)
 
2017
(8)
Total
  Japan GS 2nd GS GS GS 5
  Saudi Arabia 2nd GS GS 4th 4
  Australia Part of OFC GS 1
  Iraq GS 1
  South Korea GS 1
  United Arab Emirates GS 1
Total 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 13

Summer Olympics for menEdit

Team 1900 to 1928  
1936
(16)
 
1948
(18)
 
1952
(25)
 
1956
(11)
 
1960
(16)
 
1964
(14)
 
1968
(16)
 
1972
(16)
 
1976
(13)
 
1980
(16)
 
1984
(16)
 
1988
(16)
 
1992
(16)
 
1996
(16)
 
2000
(16)
 
2004
(16)
 
2008
(16)
 
2012
(16)
 
2016
(16)
 
2020
(16)
Total
  Japan QF GS QF 3rd GS QF GS GS 4th GS q 11
  South Korea QF GS GS GS GS GS QF GS 3rd QF 10
  Iraq not a member of AFC QF GS GS 4th GS 5
  India GS GS 4th GS 4
  China GS GS GS 3
  Kuwait QF GS GS 3
  Iran GS GS QF 3
  Saudi Arabia GS GS 2
  Qatar GS QF 2
  Thailand GS GS 2
  Chinese Taipei GS GS 2
  Israel QF QF not a member of AFC 2
  United Arab Emirates not a member of AFC GS 1
  Australia Part of OFC GS 1
  Syria GS 1
  North Korea QF 1
  Malaysia GS 1
  Myanmar GS 1
  Indonesia QF 1
  Afghanistan GS 1
Total 0 2 4 1 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 - 57

Summer Olympics for womenEdit

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Team  
1996
(8)
 
2000
(8)
 
2004
(10)
 
2008
(12)
 
2012
(12)
 
2016
(12)
 
2020
(12)
Total
  China 2 5 9 5 8 5
  Japan 7 7 4 2 q 5
  North Korea 9 9 2
  Australia 7 1
Total 2 1 2 3 2 2 3 13

FIFA U-20 World CupEdit

Team  
1977
(16)
 
1979
(16)
 
1981
(16)
 
1983
(16)
 
1985
(16)
 
1987
(16)
 
1989
(16)
 
1991
(16)
 
1993
(16)
 
1995
(16)
 
1997
(24)
 
1999
(24)
 
2001
(24)
 
2003
(24)
 
2005
(24)
 
2007
(24)
 
2009
(24)
 
2011
(24)
 
2013
(24)
 
2015
(24)
 
2017
(24)
 
2019
(24)
Total
  South Korea GS GS 4th QF GS GS GS R16 GS GS QF R16 QF R16 2nd 15
  Japan GS QF QF 2nd GS QF R16 R16 R16 R16 10
  Saudi Arabia GS GS GS GS GS GS R16 R16 GS 9
  China PR GS QF GS R16 R16 5
  Qatar 2nd GS GS GS 4
  Uzbekistan Part of USSR GS GS QF QF 4
  Iraq GS QF GS 4th 4
  Syria GS QF GS R16 4
  Iran GS GS GS 3
  North Korea GS GS GS 3
  Australia Part of OFC GS GS GS 3
  United Arab Emirates R16 QF QF 3
  Vietnam GS 1
  Myanmar GS 1
  Jordan GS 1
  Malaysia GS 1
  Bahrain GS 1
  Indonesia GS 1
  Kazakhstan Part of USSR GS Part of UEFA 1
Total 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 74

FIFA U-20 Women's World CupEdit

Team  
2002
(12)
 
2004
(12)
 
2006
(16)
 
2008
(16)
 
2010
(16)
 
2012
(16)
 
2014
(16)
 
2016
(16)
 
2018
(16)
 
2020
(16)
Total
  North Korea 1st 2nd QF QF 4th 1st QF 7
  Japan QF QF GS 3rd 3rd 1st 6
  China PR 2nd 2nd GS GS GS GS 6
  South Korea GS 3rd QF QF GS 5
  Australia GS 1
  Thailand GS 1
  Chinese Taipei GS 1
Total 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 27

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit

Team  
1985
(16)
 
1987
(16)
 
1989
(16)
 
1991
(16)
 
1993
(16)
 
1995
(16)
 
1997
(16)
 
1999
(16)
 
2001
(16)
 
2003
(16)
 
2005
(16)
 
2007
(24)
 
2009
(24)
 
2011
(24)
 
2013
(24)
 
2015
(24)
 
2017
(24)
 
2019
(24)
Total
  Japan QF GS GS GS GS QF R16 R16 q 9
  Qatar GS QF 4th GS GS QF GS 7
  South Korea QF GS GS QF R16 q 6
  China PR QF GS GS GS GS QF 6
  North Korea QF R16 GS R16 GS 5
  Iran GS R16 R16 QF 4
  Australia Part of OFC R16 R16 q 3
  United Arab Emirates GS R16 GS 3
  Oman 4th QF GS 3
  Saudi Arabia QF GS 1st 3
  Tajikistan Part of USSR R16 q 2
  Iraq GS R16 2
  Syria R16 GS 2
  Uzbekistan Part of USSR QF R16 2
  Thailand GS GS 2
  Bahrain 4th GS 2
  India GS 1
  Yemen GS 1
Total 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 63

FIFA U-17 Women's World CupEdit

Team  
2008
(16)
 
2010
(16)
 
2012
(16)
 
2014
(16)
 
2016
(16)
 
2018
(16)
 
2020
(16)
Total
  Japan QF 2nd QF 1st 2nd QF 6
  North Korea 1st 4th 2nd GS 1st QF 6
  South Korea QF 1st GS 3
  China PR GS GS 2
  India q 1
  Jordan GS 1
Total 3 3 3 3 3 3 18

FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

Nation  
1989
(16)
 
1992
(16)
 
1996
(16)
 
2000
(16)
 
2004
(16)
 
2008
(20)
 
2012
(24)
 
2016
(24)
 
2020
(24)
Years
  Iran 4th GS GS GS QF R16 3rd 7
  Thailand GS GS GS R16 R16 5
  Japan GS GS GS R16 4
  China GS GS GS 3
  Australia Part of OFC GS GS 2
  Uzbekistan Part of USSR GS 1
  Vietnam R16 1
  Kuwait GS 1
  Chinese Taipei GS 1
  Malaysia GS 1
  Hong Kong GS 1
  Saudi Arabia GS 1
  Kazakhstan Part of USSR GS Part of UEFA 1
Total 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 34

FIFA Beach Soccer World CupEdit

Nation  
1995
(8)
 
1996
(8)
 
1997
(8)
 
1998
(10)
 
1999
(12)
 
2000
(12)
 
2001
(12)
 
2002
(8)
 
2003
(8)
 
2004
(12)
 
2005
(12)
 
2006
(16)
 
2007
(16)
 
2008
(16)
 
2009
(16)
 
2011
(16)
 
2013
(16)
 
2015
(16)
 
2017
(16)
 
2019
(16)
Years
  Japan GS QF 4th GS 4th QF GS GS QF GS QF QF GS q 14
  Iran GS GS GS GS QF QF 3rd 7
  United Arab Emirates GS GS GS GS GS q 6
  Oman GS GS q 3
  Bahrain QF GS 2
  Thailand 4th GS 2
  Malaysia GS 1
Total 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 35

AFC Executive CommitteeEdit

AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President[27]
FIFA Council Members[27]
AFC Vice Presidents[27]
AFC Executive Committee Members[27]
General Secretary
  •   Dato' Windsor John Paul

See alsoEdit

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