AFC U-20 Asian Cup

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The AFC U-20 Asian Cup, formerly known as the AFC Youth Championship and AFC U-19 Championship, is a biennial international association football competition organised by the sport's Asian governing body, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The competition has been held since 1959. Between 1959 and 1978 the tournament was held annually, since 1980 it has been held every two years.

Results[change | change source]

Edition Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1959  Malaya  South Korea 3  Malaya  Japan 3  Hong Kong
2 1960  Malaya  South Korea 4–0  Malaya  Japan 3–2  Indonesia
3 1961  Thailand  Indonesia
 Myanmar
0–0
1
 Thailand 2–1  South Korea
4 1962  Thailand  Thailand 2–1  South Korea  Indonesia 3–0  Malaya
5 1963  Malaya  South Korea
 Myanmar
2–2
1
 Thailand
 Hong Kong
2–2
2
6 1964  South Vietnam  Myanmar
 Israel
0–0
1
 Malaysia 5–1  South Korea
7 1965  Japan  Israel 5–0  Myanmar  Malaysia 4–1  Hong Kong
8 1966  Philippines  Israel
 Myanmar
1–1
1
 Republic of China
 Thailand
0–0
2
9 1967  Thailand  Israel 3–0  Indonesia  Myanmar 4–0  Singapore
10 1968  South Korea  Myanmar 4–0  Malaysia  South Korea
 Israel
0–0
2
11 1969  Thailand  Myanmar
 Thailand
2–2
1
 Iran 2–1  Israel
12 1970  Philippines  Myanmar 3–0  Indonesia  South Korea 5–0  Japan
13 1971  Japan  Israel 1–0  South Korea  Myanmar 2–0  Japan
14 1972  Thailand  Israel 1–0  South Korea  Iran 3–0  Thailand
15 1973  Iran  Iran 2–0  Japan  South Korea 3–0  Saudi Arabia
16 1974  Thailand  India
 Iran
2–2
1
 South Korea 2–1  Thailand
17 1975  Kuwait  Iraq
 Iran
0–0
1
 Kuwait
 North Korea
2–2
2
18 1976  Thailand  Iran
 North Korea
0–0
1
 South Korea 2–1  Thailand
19 1977  Iran  Iraq 4–3  Iran  Bahrain 3–1  Japan
20 1978  Bangladesh  Iraq
 South Korea
1–1
1
 North Korea
 Kuwait
1–1
2
21 1980  Thailand  South Korea 3  Qatar  Japan 3  Thailand
22 1982  Thailand  South Korea 3  China PR  Iraq 3  United Arab Emirates
23 1985  United Arab Emirates  China PR 3  Saudi Arabia  United Arab Emirates 3  Thailand
24 1986  Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 2–0  Bahrain  North Korea 1–0  Qatar
25 1988  Qatar  Iraq 1–1
(5–4 p)
 Syria  Qatar 2–0  United Arab Emirates
26 1990  Indonesia  South Korea 0–0
(4–3 p)
 North Korea  Syria 1–0  Qatar
27 1992  United Arab Emirates  Saudi Arabia 2–0  South Korea  Japan 3–0  United Arab Emirates
28 1994  Indonesia  Syria 2–1  Japan  Thailand 1–1
(3–2 p)

Iraq
29 1996  South Korea  South Korea 3–0  China PR  United Arab Emirates 2–2
(4–3 p)
 Japan
30 1998  Thailand  South Korea 2–1  Japan  Saudi Arabia 3–1  Kazakhstan
31 2000  Iran  Iraq 2–1 (aet)  Japan  China PR 2–2 (aet)
(8–7 p)
 Iran
32 2002  Qatar  South Korea 1–0 (aet)  Japan  Saudi Arabia 4–0  Uzbekistan
33 2004  Malaysia  South Korea 2–0  China PR  Japan 1–1
(4–3 p)
 Syria
34 2006  India  North Korea 1–1 (aet)
(5–3 p)
 Japan  South Korea 2–0  Jordan
Edition Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists 4
Champions Score Runners-up
35 2008  Saudi Arabia  United Arab Emirates 2–1  Uzbekistan  Australia and  South Korea
36 2010  China  North Korea 3–2  Australia  South Korea and  Saudi Arabia
37 2012  United Arab Emirates  South Korea 1–1
(4–1 p)
 Iraq  Australia and  Uzbekistan
38 2014  Myanmar  Qatar 1–0  North Korea  Myanmar and  Uzbekistan
39 2016  Bahrain  Japan 0–0 (aet)
(5–3 p)
 Saudi Arabia  Iran and  Vietnam
40 2018  Indonesia  Saudi Arabia 2–1  South Korea  Japan and  Qatar
415 2020  Uzbekistan Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic [1]
42 2023  Uzbekistan TBD TBD TBD TBD and TBD
Notes
1 Title shared.
2 Third place shared.
3 Final tournaments in round-robin format.
4 No third place match played since 2008; losing semi-finalists are listed in alphabetical order.
5 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

References[change | change source]

  1. Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021, Asian Football Confederation official website, 25 January 2021