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The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
EAFF crest.svg
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EAFF members
Formation28 May 2002
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
Chung Mong-Gyu (Korea)
WebsiteEAFF.com

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Member associationsEdit

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation except for the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation). The Palau football federation was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[2]

Association Joining year Men's team Women's team League
  China PR 2002 China PR China PR Chinese Super League
  Chinese Taipei 2002 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Taiwan Football Premier League
  Guam 2002 Guam Guam Guam Soccer League
  Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Premier League
  Japan 2002 Japan Japan J1 League
  Korea DPR 2002 Korea DPR Korea DPR DPR Korea League
  Korea Republic 2002 Korea Republic Korea Republic K League 1
  Macau 2002 Macau Macau Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol
  Mongolia 2002 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia Premier League
  Northern Mariana Islands 2008 1 Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Championship

1 Provisional member from December 2006[3] to September 2008[4]

Men's national teamsEdit

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

EAFF and FIFA Rankings (as of 25 July 2019)[5]
EAFF* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 33   5   Japan 1481
2 37     South Korea 1467
3 71   2   China PR 1333
4 118   4   North Korea 1154
5 125     Chinese Taipei 1132
6 139   2   Hong Kong 1074
7 182     Macau 922
8 187     Mongolia 914
9 190     Guam 908
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points


World Football Elo Ratings (as of 26 February 2018)

EAFF Elo Country Rating
1 25   South Korea 1760
2 41   Japan 1707
3 70   China PR 1464
4 96   North Korea 1450
5 165   Hong Kong 1190
6 193   Chinese Taipei 976
7 201   Guam 833
8 222   Macau 678
9 224   Mongolia 654
10 237   Northern Mariana Islands 411


Women's national teamsEdit

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AFC FIFA Country Points +/−
2 9   North Korea 1940   2
3 11   Japan 1937   4
4 16   China PR 1838  
5 20   South Korea 1805   6
8 40   Chinese Taipei 1590  
15 77   Hong Kong 1336   1
16 82   Guam 1282   1
23 120   Mongolia 1114   2
*** ***   Macau *** ***
  • * Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
  • ** Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

Source:Last updated 7 December 2019

PresidentsEdit

President Years
  Shunichiro Okano 2004 – 2006
  Chung Mong-joon 2006
  Xie Yalong 2006 – 2008
  Junji Ogura 2008 – 2010
  Cho Chung-yun 2011 – March 2013
  Chung Mong-gyu March 2013 – March 2014
  Zhang Jian April 2014 – March 2016
 Kozo Tashima April 2016 – March 2018
  Chung Mong-gyu April 2018 – present

CompetitionsEdit

EAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

Competition Holders Current event
EAFF E-1 Football Championship   South Korea 2019
EAFF U-18 Youth Tournament   Hong Kong 2013
EAFF U-15 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2018
EAFF U-14 Youth Festival   South Korea 2010
EAFF U-13 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2015
EAFF Futsal Championship   Japan 2017
East Asian Games Men   North Korea 2013
EAFF Womens East Asian Cup   North Korea 2019
EAFF U-15 Girls Festival There is no champion(1) 2019
East Asian Games Women   North Korea 2013

1There will not be any outright winner or champion emerging from this Competition as it is not a competitive Championship.


Defunct CompetitionsEdit

Competition Years
A3 Champions Cup 2002–2008

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EAFF - East Asian Football Federation Official Website - 10 Football Associations
  2. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting
  4. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
  5. ^ a b c "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women)". FIFA. 7 December 2019.

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