AFC Futsal Asian Cup
AFC Futsal Championship.png
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)
RegionAsia (AFC)
Number of teams16
Current champions Iran (12th title)
Most successful team(s) Iran (12 titles)
2022 AFC Futsal Asian Cup

The AFC Futsal Asian Cup, previously the AFC Futsal Championship, is the premier international futsal competition for the Asian Football Confederation national teams. It was first held in 1999 and was played annually until 2008; since then it has been played biennially. From 2021, the tournament will be rebranded from the "AFC Futsal Championship" to the "AFC Futsal Asian Cup".[1]

Iran and Japan are the dominant nations being the only two nations to have won the tournament and Iran is the only nation to have never finished outside the top four. Iran, champions of 12 of the 15 editions of the competition, won 7 straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan. Japan have won the other 3 editions of the competition. It is a qualification for the FIFA Futsal World Cup. Kazakhstan switched to UEFA since 2002.

Format

History

Main article: History of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup

Results

# Year Hosts Final Third place match Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1999
Details
Malaysia
Malaysia

Iran
9–1
South Korea

Kazakhstan
2–2 aet
(5–3) pen

Japan
9
2 2000
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–1
Kazakhstan

Thailand
8–6
Japan
9
3 2001
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
9–0
Uzbekistan

South Korea
2–1
Japan
14
4 2002
Details
Indonesia
Indonesia

Iran
6–0
Japan

Thailand
4–2
South Korea
14
5 2003
Details
Iran
Iran

Iran
6–4
Japan

Thailand
8–2
Kuwait
16
6 2004
Details
Macau
Macau

Iran
5–3
Japan

Thailand
3–1
Uzbekistan
18
7 2005
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Iran
2–0
Japan
 Uzbekistan and  Kyrgyzstan 24
8 2006
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Japan
5–1
Uzbekistan

Iran
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
16
9 2007
Details
Japan
Japan

Iran
4–1
Japan

Uzbekistan
5–3
Kyrgyzstan
16
10 2008
Details
Thailand
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Thailand

Japan
5–3
China
16
11 2010
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Iran
8–3
Uzbekistan

Japan
6–1
China
16
12 2012
Details
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates

Japan
6–1
Thailand

Iran
4–0
Australia
16
13 2014
Details
Vietnam
Vietnam

Japan
2–2 aet
(3–0) pen

Iran

Uzbekistan
2–1
Kuwait
16
14 2016
Details
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan

Iran
2–1
Uzbekistan

Thailand
8–0
Vietnam
16
15 2018
Details
Taiwan
Taiwan

Iran
4–0
Japan

Uzbekistan
4–4
(2–1) pen

Iraq
16
16 2020
Details
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
[a]
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic [2] 16
17 2022
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait
16
  1. ^ At the first Turkmenistan was choosen to be the original host of the 2020 tournament. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it had been postponed. After that AFC announced that the tournament would instead be held in Kuwait, but it was also cancelled in the end.

Performance by nations

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total (Top 4)
 Iran 12 (1999, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2003*, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2018) 1 (2014) 2 (2006, 2012) 15
 Japan 3 (2006, 2012, 2014) 6 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007*, 2018) 2 (2008, 2010) 3 (1999, 2000, 2001) 14
 Uzbekistan 4 (2001, 2006*, 2010*, 2016*) 4 (2005, 2007, 2014, 2018) 1 (2004) 9
 Thailand 2 (2008*, 2012) 5 (2000*, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016) 7
 South Korea 1 (1999) 1 (2001) 1 (2002) 3
 Kazakhstan 1 (2000) 1 (1999) 2
 Kyrgyzstan 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2007) 3
 China 2 (2008, 2010) 2
 Kuwait 2 (2003, 2014) 2
 Australia 1 (2012) 1
 Vietnam 1 (2016) 1
 Iraq 1 (2018) 1
* = hosts

Medal summary

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iran121215
2 Japan36211
3 Uzbekistan0448
4 Thailand0257
5 Kazakhstan0112
 South Korea0112
7 Kyrgyzstan0011
Totals (7 nations)15151646

All-time table

As 2018

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iran 15 93 88 2 3 899 136 +763 266
2  Japan 15 92 68 6 18 452 184 +268 210
3  Uzbekistan 15 79 51 6 22 330 206 +124 159
4  Thailand 15 75 51 5 19 443 211 +232 158
5  Kyrgyzstan 15 66 28 10 28 207 242 –35 94
6  South Korea 13 54 20 6 28 237 258 –21 66
7  Lebanon 11 46 19 8 19 179 183 –4 65
8  Kuwait 11 48 17 4 27 184 205 –21 55
9  Iraq 11 45 17 3 25 161 172 –11 54
10  China 12 47 16 2 29 185 213 –28 50
11  Australia 7 31 16 1 14 87 105 –18 49
12  Tajikistan 10 35 11 2 22 116 197 –81 35
13  Chinese Taipei 12 41 10 2 29 125 203 –78 32
14  Vietnam 5 23 9 2 12 67 93 –26 29
15  Kazakhstan 3 15 8 4 3 77 42 +35 28
16  Palestine 3 15 9 0 6 101 70 +31 27
17  Indonesia 9 32 8 2 22 105 176 –71 26
18  Malaysia 12 40 8 2 30 112 236 –124 26
19  Hong Kong 5 20 7 1 12 58 100 –42 22
20  Turkmenistan 6 21 6 0 15 59 121 –62 18
21  Qatar 3 12 3 0 9 47 70 –23 9
22  Bahrain 2 8 2 2 4 24 36 –12 8
23  Philippines 3 13 1 2 10 21 85 –64 5
24  Macau 4 17 1 1 15 23 167 –144 4
25  United Arab Emirates 1 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
26  Cambodia 1 4 1 0 3 12 46 –34 3
27  Saudi Arabia 1 3 0 1 2 7 11 –4 1
28  Myanmar 1 3 0 0 3 5 22 –17 0
29  Jordan 2 6 0 0 6 7 25 –18 0
30  Brunei 1 4 0 0 4 7 53 –46 0
31  Bhutan 1 6 0 0 6 13 73 –60 0
32  Maldives 2 9 0 0 9 10 128 –118 0
33  Guam 2 9 0 0 9 8 142 –134 0
34  Singapore 3 11 0 0 11 15 170 –155 0

Participating nations

Comprehensive team results by tournament
Legend
Team Malaysia
1999
Thailand
2000
Iran
2001
Indonesia
2002
Iran
2003
Macau
2004
Vietnam
2005
Uzbekistan
2006
Japan
2007
Thailand
2008
Uzbekistan
2010
United Arab Emirates
2012
Vietnam
2014
Uzbekistan
2016
Chinese Taipei
2018
Kuwait
2022
Years
 Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Australia R1 QF QF QF 4th QF QF × 7
 Bahrain × × × R1 × × × × × × × QF q 3
 Bhutan × × × × × × R1 × × × × × × × × × 1
 Brunei × × × R1 •• × × × × × × x 1
 Cambodia × × × × × R1 × × × × × × 1
 China × × × R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R1 4th 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 q 13
 Chinese Taipei × × R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
 Guam × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × × x 2
 Hong Kong × × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × 5
 Indonesia × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × q 10
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st q 16
 Iraq × × R1 QF R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th 11
 Japan 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st QF 2nd q 16
 Jordan × × × × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 x 2
 Kazakhstan 3rd 2nd QF 3
 Kuwait × × QF QF 4th QF R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th × × q 12
 Kyrgyzstan R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 SF 4th 4th QF QF QF R1 QF R1 q 16
 Laos × × × × × × × × × × × × x
 Lebanon × × × × R1 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF QF QF R1 QF q 12
 Macau × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 × × 4
 Malaysia R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
 Maldives × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × x 2
 Mongolia × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Myanmar × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
 Oman × × × × × × × × × × × x × × x q 1
 Palestine × × QF × R1 × R1 × × × × × × × 3
 Philippines × × × × × R1 R1 × R1 × × x 3
 Qatar × × × × × × R1 × × R1 R1 3
 Saudi Arabia × × × × × × × × × × × R1 q 2
 Singapore R1 R1 R1 × × × × × × × × × × × x 3
 South Korea 2nd R1 3rd 4th QF QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 14
 Syria × × × × × × × × × × × × × × x
 Tajikistan × × R1 × × × R2 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 11
 Thailand R1 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 3rd R2 R1 QF 2nd QF 2nd QF 3rd QF q 16
 East Timor × × × × × × ×
 Turkmenistan × × × •• •• × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 q 7
 United Arab Emirates × × × × × × × × × × × R1 × 1
 Uzbekistan R1 R1 2nd QF QF 4th SF 2nd 3rd QF 2nd QF 3rd 2nd 3rd q 16
 Vietnam × × × × × × R1 × R1 QF 4th QF q 6
Total 9 9 14 14 16 18 24 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

FIFA Futsal World Cup

Legends
Team Netherlands
1989
Hong Kong
1992
Spain
1996
Guatemala
2000
Chinese Taipei
2004
Brazil
2008
Thailand
2012
Colombia
2016
Lithuania
2020
Total
 Australia R1 R1 2
 China R1 R1 R1 3
 Chinese Taipei R1 1
 Hong Kong R1 1
 Iran 4th R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 3rd QF 8
 Japan R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 5
 Kazakhstan R1 1
 Kuwait R1 1
 Malaysia R1 1
 Saudi Arabia R1 1
 Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
 Uzbekistan R1 R2 2
 Vietnam R2 R2 2

Awards

Most Valuable Players

Year Player
1999 No Award
2000 No Award
2001 No Award
2002 Thailand Anucha Munjarern
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2004 Iran Mohammad Reza Heidarian
2005 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2006 Japan Kenichiro Kogure
2007 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri
2012 Japan Rafael Henmi
2014 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2016 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh
2018 Iran Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh

Top scorers

Year Player Goals
1999 Iran Kazem Mohammadi
Iran Reza Rezaei Kamal
18
2000 Thailand Therdsak Chaiman 11
2001 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 31
2002 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 26
2003 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 24
2004 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 33
2005 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 23
2006 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 16
2007 Japan Kenichiro Kogure 12
2008 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 13
2010 Iran Mohammad Taheri 13
2012 Iran Vahid Shamsaei 7
2014 Iran Hossein Tayyebi 15
2016 Thailand Suphawut Thueanklang 14
2018 Iran Hossein Tayyebi 14

Fair play award

Year Team
1999 Not awarded
2000
2001
2002  Thailand
2003  Iran
2004  Iran
2005 Not awarded
2006  Uzbekistan
2007  Iran
2008  Japan
2010  Iran
2012  Iran
2014
2016
2018  Iraq

See also

References

  1. ^ "AFC rebrands age group championships to AFC Asian Cups". AFC. 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ Latest update on AFC Competitions in 2021, Asian Football Confederation official website, 25 January 2021