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AFC U-23 Asian Cup

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AFC U-23 Asian Cup

The AFC U-23 Asian Cup is a football competition between the best international under-23 teams in Asia. It is ran by the Asian Football Confederation. The teams are selected based on good performances in the qualification matches.

Format[change | change source]

The competition format in the 2013 tournament is:[1]

  • Sixteen teams will play in the final tournament, including the hosts who automatically qualify.
  • Teams are seeded based on the result of the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship.
  • Three or four stadiums in at most two cities will be needed to host the tournament.

The host country will be rotated by regions: the region for the first tournament will be decided by draw.[1]

Results[change | change source]

Year Host Winner Score Runners-up
 Oman Iraq Iraq 1-0 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "AFC announces key competition decisions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. August 2, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.