AFC Women's Asian Cup

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AFC Women's Asian Cup
AFC Women's Asian Cup.png
Founded 1975
Region AFC (Asia)
Current champions  Japan (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  China PR (8 titles)
2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup

The AFC Women's Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship) is a biannual competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition is also known as the Asian Women's Football Championship and the Asian Women's Championship. 18 tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Japan. The competition also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Overview[edit]

The competition was set up by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a part of the AFC responsible for women's football. The first competition was held in 1975 and was held every two years after this, except for a period in the 1980s where the competition was held every three years. The ALFC was initially a separate organisation but was absorbed into the AFC in 1986 [1].

The competition has been dominated by countries from the Pacific Rim, with the People's Republic of China having won 8 times, including a series of 7 consecutive victories.

The tournament frequency changed to every 4 years effective from 2014,[1] after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]

Results[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1975
Details
 Hong Kong
New Zealand
3 – 1
Thailand

Australia
5 – 0
Malaysia
1977
Details
 Republic of China
Republic of China
3 – 1
Thailand

Singapore
2 – 0
Indonesia
1979
Details
 India
Republic of China
2 – 0  India
( South )

Hong Kong
unknown
Western Australia
1981
Details
 Hong Kong
Chinese Taipei
5 – 0
Thailand

India
2 – 0
Hong Kong
1983
Details
 Thailand
Thailand
3 – 0
India

Malaysia
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
[3]

Singapore
1986
Details
 Hong Kong
China PR
2 – 0
Japan

Thailand
3 – 0
Indonesia
1989
Details
 Hong Kong
China PR
1 – 0
Chinese Taipei

Japan
3 – 1
Hong Kong
1991
Details
 Japan
China PR
5 – 0
Japan

Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(5–4) pen

North Korea
1993
Details
 Malaysia
China PR
3 – 0
North Korea

Japan
3 – 0
Chinese Taipei
1995
Details
 Malaysia
China PR
2 – 0
Japan

Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(3–0) pen

South Korea
1997
Details
 China
China PR
2 – 0
North Korea

Japan
2 – 0
Chinese Taipei
1999
Details
 Philippines
China PR
3 – 0
Chinese Taipei

North Korea
3 – 2
Japan
2001
Details
 Chinese Taipei
North Korea
2 – 0
Japan

China PR
8 – 0
South Korea
2003
Details
 Thailand
North Korea
2 – 1 aet
China PR

South Korea
1 – 0
Japan
2006
Details
 Australia
China PR
2 – 2 aet
(4–2) pen

Australia

North Korea
3 – 2
Japan
2008
Details
 Vietnam
North Korea
2 – 1
China PR

Japan
3 – 0
Australia
2010
Details
 China
Australia
1 – 1 aet
(5–4) pen

North Korea

Japan
2 – 0
China PR
2014
Details
 Vietnam
Japan
1 – 0
Australia

China PR
2 – 1
South Korea

Note: aet – after extra time

Performance by nation[edit]

# Nation Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Total
1  China PR 8 2 2 1 13
2  North Korea 3 3 2 1 9
3  Chinese Taipei 3 2 2 2 9
4  Japan 1 4 5 3 13
5  Thailand 1 3 1 0 5
6  Australia 1 2 1 2 6
7  New Zealand 1 0 0 0 1
8  India 0 2 1 0 3
9  South Korea 0 0 1 3 4
10  Hong Kong 0 0 1 2 3
11  Malaysia 0 0 1 1 2
 Singapore 0 0 1 1 2
13  Indonesia 0 0 0 2 2
Total 18 18 18 18 72

Participating nations[edit]

Team Hong Kong
1975
Taiwan
1977
India
1979
Hong Kong
1981
Thailand
1983
Hong Kong
1986
Hong Kong
1989
Japan
1991
Malaysia
1993
Malaysia
1995
China
1997
Philippines
1999
Chinese Taipei
2001
Thailand
2003
Australia
2006
Vietnam
2008
China
2010
Vietnam
2014
Years
 Australia 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 6
 China PR 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 13
 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 3rd 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 15
 Jordan GS 1
 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 11
 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 5th GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
 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 15
 Uzbekistan GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Vietnam GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competition Regulations AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 Qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 25 July 2012. The AFC stages the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 (Qualifiers) (hereafter the "Competition") for the senior women's national teams once every four (4) years. (In Section 1) 
  2. ^ "VFF AimTo Host 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup". Asean Football Federation. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Newspapers - The Straits Times, 18 April 1983, Page 43". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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