AFC U-17 Asian Cup

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The AFC U-17 Asian Cup, formerly known as the AFC U-16 Championship and AFC U-17 Championship, is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-17 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament.

Results[change | change source]

Edition Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1985  Qatar  Saudi Arabia 0–0 (aet)
(4–3 p)
 Qatar  Iraq 1–0  Thailand
2 1986  Qatar  South Korea 0–0
(5–4 p)
 Qatar  Saudi Arabia 2–0  North Korea
3 1988  Thailand  Saudi Arabia 2–0  Bahrain  China PR 1–1
(4–3 p)
 Iraq
4 1990  United Arab Emirates  Qatar 2–0  United Arab Emirates  China PR 5–0  Indonesia
5 1992  Saudi Arabia  China PR 2–2 (aet)
(8–7 p)
 Qatar  Saudi Arabia 2–1  North Korea
6 1994  Qatar  Japan 1–0 (aet)  Qatar  Oman 3–2  Bahrain
7 1996  Thailand  Oman 1–0  Thailand  Bahrain 0–0
(4–1 p)
 Japan
8 1998  Qatar  Thailand 1–1 (aet)
(3–2 p)
 Qatar  Bahrain 5–1  South Korea
9 2000  Vietnam  Oman 1–0  Iran  Japan 4–2  Vietnam
10 2002  United Arab Emirates  South Korea 1–1
(5–3 p)
 Yemen  China PR 1–0  Uzbekistan
11 2004  Japan  China PR 1–0  North Korea  Qatar 2–1  Iran
12 2006  Singapore  Japan 4–2 (aet)  North Korea  Tajikistan 3–3 (aet)
(5–4 p)
 Syria
Edition Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists 1
Champions Score Runners-up
13 2008  Uzbekistan  Iran 2–1  South Korea  Japan and  United Arab Emirates
14 2010  Uzbekistan  North Korea 2–0  Uzbekistan  Australia and  Japan
15 2012  Iran  Uzbekistan 1–1
(3–1 p)
 Japan  Iran and  Iraq
16 2014  Thailand  North Korea 2–1  South Korea  Australia and  Syria
17 2016  India  Iraq 0–0
(4–3 p)
 Iran  Japan and  North Korea
18 2018  Malaysia  Japan 1–0  Tajikistan  Australia and  South Korea
192 2020  Bahrain - - - -
20 2023  Bahrain

Notes:

  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • p: after penalty shoot-out
  • 1 No third place match was played.
  • 2 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Successful national teams[change | change source]

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
 Japan 3 (1994, 2006, 2018) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 9
 North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) - 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
 South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) - 1 (1998) 1 (2018) 6
 China PR 2 (1992, 2004) - 3 (1988, 1990, 2002) - - 5
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988) - 2 (1986, 1992) - - 4
 Oman 2 (1996, 2000) - 1 (1994) - - 3
 Qatar 1 (1990) 5 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998) 1 (2004) - - 7
 Iran 1 (2008) 2 (2000, 2016) - 1 (2004) 1 (2012) 5
 Thailand 1 (1998) 1 (1996) - 1 (1985) - 3
 Uzbekistan 1 (2012) 1 (2010) - 1 (2002) - 3
 Iraq 1 (2016) - 1 (1985) 1 (1988) 1 (2012) 4
 Bahrain - 1 (1988) 2 (1996, 1998) 1 (1994) - 4
 Tajikistan - 1 (2018) 1 (2006) - - 2
 United Arab Emirates - 1 (1990) - - 1 (2008) 2
 Yemen - 1 (2002) - - - 1
 Syria - - - 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
 Indonesia - - - 1 (1990) - 1
 Vietnam - - - 1 (2000) - 1
 Australia - - - - 3 (2010, 2014, 2018) 3
Total (18 editions) 18 18 12 12 12 72

Note:

  • Results as hosts in bold.

References[change | change source]