AFC Futsal Asian Cup
Organising bodyAFC
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)
RegionAsia
Number of teams16
Current champions Japan (4th 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 was rebranded from the AFC Futsal Championship to the AFC Futsal Asian Cup.[1] It is also the qualification for the FIFA Futsal World Cup.

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 16 editions of the competition, won 7 straight editions before their streak was broken by Japan. Japan have won the other 4 editions of the competition.

Format

History

Main article: History of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup

Results

Tournament Names
# Year Hosts Final Third Place Match Teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1999
Details
Malaysia
Malaysia

Iran
9–1
South Korea

Kazakhstan
2–2 aet
(4–3) 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
by points[a]
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
2020
Details
Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan[b]
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 16
16 2022
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait

Japan
3–2
Iran

Uzbekistan
8–2
Thailand
16
  1. ^ Uzbekistan was Third in 2005 by total performance in all matches with 6 Win, 1 Lose but Kyrgyzstan with 5 Win, 2 Lose.
  2. ^ Turkmenistan was chosen 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.[2]

Performance

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total
 Iran 12 (1999, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2003*, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016, 2018) 2 (2014, 2022) 2 (2006, 2012) 16
 Japan 4 (2006, 2012, 2014, 2022) 6 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007*, 2018) 2 (2008, 2010) 3 (1999, 2000, 2001) 15
 Uzbekistan 4 (2001, 2006*, 2010*, 2016*) 5 (2005, 2007, 2014, 2018, 2022) 1 (2004) 10
 Thailand 2 (2008*, 2012) 5 (2000*, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016) 1 (2022) 8
 South Korea 1 (1999) 1 (2001) 1 (2002) 3
 Kazakhstan[a] 1 (2000) 1 (1999) 2
 Kyrgyzstan 3 (2005, 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

Medals (1999-2022)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iran122216
2 Japan46212
3 Uzbekistan0459
4 Thailand0257
5 Kazakhstan0112
 South Korea0112
Totals (6 entries)16161648

Summary (1999-2022)

Rank Team Part M W D L GF GA GD Points
1  Iran 16 99 93 2 4 938 141 +797 281
2  Japan 16 98 73 6 19 469 191 +278 225
3  Uzbekistan 16 85 56 6 23 359 213 +146 174
4  Thailand 16 81 54 6 21 459 231 +228 168
5  Kyrgyzstan 15 66 28 10 28 207 242 –35 94
6  Lebanon 12 49 19 9 21 182 200 –18 66
7  South Korea 14 57 20 6 31 238 273 –35 66
8  Kuwait 12 52 18 6 28 195 214 –19 60
9  Iraq 12 48 18 4 26 170 177 –7 58
10  China 12 47 16 2 29 185 213 –28 50
11  Australia 7 31 16 1 14 87 105 –18 49
12  Tajikistan 11 39 13 2 24 132 211 –79 41
13  Vietnam 6 27 11 2 14 76 105 –29 35
14  Chinese Taipei 13 44 10 3 31 128 218 –90 33
15  Indonesia 10 36 10 2 24 118 187 –69 32
16  Kazakhstan 3 15 8 4 3 77 42 +35 28
17  Palestine 3 15 9 0 6 101 70 +31 27
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 7 24 6 1 17 68 141 –73 19
21  Qatar 3 12 3 0 9 47 70 –23 9
22  Bahrain 3 11 2 3 6 32 50 –18 9
23  Saudi Arabia 2 6 2 1 3 14 15 –1 7
24  Philippines 3 13 1 2 10 21 85 –64 5
25  Macau 4 17 1 1 15 23 167 –144 4
26  United Arab Emirates 1 3 1 0 2 6 8 –2 3
27  Cambodia 1 4 1 0 3 12 46 –34 3
28  Oman 1 3 0 0 3 3 18 –15 0
29  Myanmar 1 3 0 0 3 5 22 –17 0
30  Jordan 2 6 0 0 6 7 25 –18 0
31  Brunei 1 4 0 0 4 7 53 –46 0
32  Bhutan 1 6 0 0 6 13 73 –60 0
33  Maldives 2 9 0 0 9 10 128 –118 0
34  Guam 2 9 0 0 9 8 142 –134 0
35  Singapore 3 11 0 0 11 15 170 –155 0

Participating

Comprehensive team results by tournament
Legend

Qualified teams

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
Taiwan
2018
Kuwait
2022
Years
 Australia R1 QF QF QF 4th QF QF × 7
 Bahrain × × × R1 × × × × × × × QF R1 3
 Bhutan × × × × × × R1 × × × × × × × × × 1
 Brunei × × × R1 •• × × × × × × × 1
 Cambodia × × × × × R1 × × × × × × 1
 China × × × R1 R1 QF R2 R1 R1 4th 4th R1 R1 R1 R1 × 12
 Chinese Taipei × × R1 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 13
 Guam × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × × × 2
 Hong Kong × × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × 5
 Indonesia × × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 × QF 10
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 16
 Iraq × × R1 QF R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th R1 12
 Japan 4th 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st QF 2nd 1st 16
 Jordan × × × × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 × 2
 Kazakhstan 3rd 2nd QF 3
 Kuwait × × QF QF 4th QF R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 4th × × QF 12
 Kyrgyzstan R1 R1 R1 QF QF R1 SF 4th 4th QF QF QF R1 QF R1 15
 Lebanon × × × × R1 QF R1 R1 QF QF QF QF QF R1 QF R1 12
 Macau × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 × × 4
 Malaysia R1 × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 12
 Maldives × × × × × R1 R1 × × × × × × 2
 Myanmar × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
 Oman × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
 Palestine × × QF × R1 × R1 × × × × × × × 3
 Philippines × × × × × R1 R1 × R1 × × × 3
 Qatar × × × × × × R1 × × R1 R1 3
 Saudi Arabia × × × × × × × × × × × R1 R1 2
 Singapore R1 R1 R1 × × × × × × × × × × × × 3
 South Korea 2nd R1 3rd 4th QF QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 14
 Tajikistan × × R1 × × × R2 R1 QF R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 11
 Thailand R1 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 3rd R2 R1 QF 2nd QF 2nd QF 3rd QF 4th 16
 Turkmenistan × × × •• •• × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 7
 United Arab Emirates × × × × × × × × × × × R1 × 1
 Uzbekistan R1 R1 2nd QF QF 4th SF 2nd 3rd QF 2nd QF 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 16
 Vietnam × × × × × × R1 × R1 QF 4th QF QF 6
Total 9 9 14 14 16 18 24 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Teams not yet to qualify for finals
The following thirteen teams which are current AFC members have never qualified for the AFC Futsal Asian Cup.

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
Taiwan
2018
Kuwait
2022
Years
 Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Bangladesh × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 East Timor × × × × × × ×
 India × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Laos × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Mongolia × × × × × × × × × × × ×
   Nepal × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 North Korea × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Northern Mariana Islands × × × × × ×
 Pakistan × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Sri Lanka × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Syria × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
 Yemen × × × × × × × × × × × × × × × ×
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
Taiwan
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

Total Awards (1999-2022)

Rank Team Numbers
1  Iran 28
2  Japan 6
3  Thailand 4
4  Uzbekistan 1
5  Iraq 1

Best Wins (1999-2022)

All Rounds (Wins with 10 and +10 GD)

Rank Winner Result Loser Year
1  Iran 36-0  Singapore 1999
2  Iran 28-0  Singapore 2001
3  China 27-1  Guam 2004
4  Iran 27-2  Bhutan 2005
5  Thailand 25-0  Maldives 2005
6  Iran 24-1  Cambodia 2004
7  Iran 22-0  Macau 2000
8  Thailand 23-2  Turkmenistan 2005
9  Thailand 21-0  Singapore 1999
10  Iran 21-0  Kyrgyzstan 1999
11  Thailand 21-0  Guam 2004
12  China 21-0  Maldives 2005
13  South Korea 23-3  Maldives 2004
14  Kuwait 20-0  Maldives 2004
15  Iraq 20-1  Brunei 2002
16  Iran 20-1  Indonesia 2006
17  Kazakhstan 19-0  Singapore 2000
18  Japan 18-0  Guam 2005
19  Iran 19-2  Tajikistan 2010
20  Iran 17-0  Malaysia 2002
21  Japan 17-0  Macau 2004
22  Iran 18-2  Kuwait 2001
23  Japan 16-0  Philippines 2007
24  Iran 16-1  Chinese Taipei 2002
25  Iran 15-0  Hong Kong 2004
26  Malaysia 15-0  Guam 2004
27  Kuwait 15-1  China 2002
28  China 15-1  Turkmenistan 2005
29  Iran 15-1  Malaysia 2007
30  South Korea 14-0  Singapore 1999
31  Palestine 14-0  Guam 2005
32  Iran 14-0  Turkmenistan 2006
33  Iran 14-0  Tajikistan 2008
34  Iran 14-0  Myanmar 2018
35  Iran 15-2  Lebanon 2003
36  Indonesia 15-2  Guam 2005
37  Thailand 14-1  Brunei 2002
38  Japan 14-1  Macau 2003
39  Iran 14-1  South Korea 2012
40  Iran 16-4  Palestine 2001
41  Lebanon 14-2  Bhutan 2005
42  Uzbekistan 13-1  Cambodia 2004
43  Uzbekistan 13-1  Macau 2005
44  Kuwait 13-1  Bhutan 2005
45  Iran 13-1  Vietnam 2016
46  Japan 12-0  Philippines 2004
47  Japan 12-0  Hong Kong 2006
48  Iran 12-0  Kuwait 2008
49  Iran 12-0  China 2014
50  Japan 12-0  South Korea 2014
51  Iran 15-4  Vietnam 2014
52  Thailand 13-2  Malaysia 2004
53  Iran 13-2  Iraq 2016
54  Uzbekistan 13-2  South Korea 2018
55  Japan 12-1  Macau 2000
56  Kuwait 12-1  Macau 2003
57  Thailand 11-0  Indonesia 2008
58  Thailand 17-7  Kyrgyzstan 1999
59  Palestine 14-4  Philippines 2005
60  Qatar 14-4  Guam 2005
61  Iran 13-3  Indonesia 2004
62  South Korea 13-3  Maldives 2005
63  Kazakhstan 12-2  Tajikistan 2001
64  Iran 12-2  China 2003
65  Japan 11-1  Malaysia 2016
66  Iran 11-1  China 2018
67  Malaysia 10-0  Guam 2005
68  Uzbekistan 10-0  Malaysia 2008
69  Iran 10-0  Uzbekistan 2014

Quarter Final

Rank Winner Result Loser Year
1  Iran 18-2  Kuwait 2001
2  Iran 15-4  Vietnam 2014
3  Iran 10-2  Kyrgyzstan 2002
4  Iran 9-1  Lebanon 2008
5  Iran 9-1  Thailand 2018

Semi Final

Rank Winner Result Loser Year
1  Iran 13-1  Vietnam 2016
2  Iran 10-0  Uzbekistan 2014
3  Iran 10-2  Kuwait 2003
4  Iran 8-2  Thailand 2000
5  Iran 8-2  Japan 2001

Third Place

Rank Winner Result Loser Year
1  Thailand 8-0  Vietnam 2016
2  Thailand 8-2  Kuwait 2003
3  Uzbekistan 8-2  Thailand 2022
4  Japan 6-1  China 2010
5  Iran 4-0  Australia 2012

Final

Rank Winner Result Loser Year
1  Iran 9-0  Uzbekistan 2001
2  Iran 9-1  South Korea 1999
3  Iran 6-0  Japan 2002
4  Iran 8-3  Uzbekistan 2010
5  Japan 6-1  Thailand 2012

+40 Minutes Matches

AET Matches

Matches that result defined in overtime (without penalty kicks) = AET

Number Winner Result Loser Year Round
1  Uzbekistan 4-3  Thailand 2001 QF
2  Japan 3-2  Thailand 2003 SF
3  Kyrgyzstan 3-2  Lebanon 2007 QF
4  Australia 3-2  Kuwait 2012 QF
5  Thailand 5-4  Iran 2012 SF

PSO Matches

Matches that result defined in penalty kicks = PSO

Number Winner Result Loser Year Round
1  Kazakhstan 2-2 / 4-3  Japan 1999 TP
2  Japan 2-2 / 7-6  Kazakhstan 2001 QF
3  Kuwait 1-1 / 6-5  South Korea 2003 QF
4  Japan 2-2 / 3-0  Iran 2014 F
5  Vietnam 4-4 / 2-1  Japan 2016 QF
6  Uzbekistan 2-2 / 3-1  Thailand 2016 SF
7  Iraq 2-2 / 9-8  Lebanon 2018 QF
8  Uzbekistan 4-4 / 2-1  Iraq 2018 TP

Notes

  1. ^ Kazakhstan has no longer competed since 2002 due to switched to UEFA.

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". AFC. 25 January 2021.