AFC U-17 Asian Cup
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Organising bodyAFC
Founded1985; 37 years ago (1985)
RegionAsia
Number of teams16
Current champions Japan (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Japan (3 titles)
2023 AFC U-17 Asian Cup qualification

The AFC U-17 Asian Cup, formerly known as the AFC U-16 Championship and AFC U-17 Championship, is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-17 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Up to 2000, the tournament was for U-16 teams. Between 2002 and 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament. Between 2008 and 2020, it was switched back to a U-16 Championship. The AFC have proposed switching back to an under-17 tournament starting from 2023.[1] Moreover, the tournament will also be rebranded from the "AFC U-16 Championship" to the "AFC U-17 Asian Cup".[2]

Format

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History

Main article: History of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup

Results

Tournament Names
Edition Year Host Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1985  Qatar
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)

Qatar

Iraq
1–0
Thailand
2 1986  Qatar
South Korea
0–0
(5–4 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–0
North Korea
3 1988  Thailand
Saudi Arabia
2–0
Bahrain

China
1–1
(4–3 p)

Iraq
4 1990  United Arab Emirates
Qatar
2–0
United Arab Emirates

China
5–0
Indonesia
5 1992  Saudi Arabia
China
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(8–7 p)

Qatar

Saudi Arabia
2–1
North Korea
6 1994  Qatar
Japan
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Qatar

Oman
3–2
Bahrain
7 1996  Thailand
Oman
1–0
Thailand

Bahrain
0–0
(4–1 p)

Japan
8 1998  Qatar
Thailand
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 p)

Qatar

Bahrain
5–1
South Korea
9 2000  Vietnam
Oman
1–0
Iran

Japan
4–2
Vietnam
10 2002  United Arab Emirates
South Korea
1–1
(5–3 p)

Yemen

China
1–0
Uzbekistan
11 2004  Japan
China
1–0
North Korea

Qatar
2–1
Iran
12 2006  Singapore
Japan
4–2 (a.e.t.)
North Korea

Tajikistan
3–3 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)

Syria
Edition Year Host Final Losing semi-finalists 1
Champions Score Runners-up
13 2008  Uzbekistan
Iran
2–1
South Korea
 Japan and  United Arab Emirates
14 2010  Uzbekistan
North Korea
2–0
Uzbekistan
 Australia and  Japan
15 2012  Iran
Uzbekistan
1–1
(3–1 p)

Japan
 Iran and  Iraq
16 2014  Thailand
North Korea
2–1
South Korea
 Australia and  Syria
17 2016  India
Iraq
0–0
(4–3 p)

Iran
 Japan and  North Korea
18 2018  Malaysia
Japan
1–0
Tajikistan
 Australia and  South Korea
2020  Bahrain Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
19 2023 TBD

Notes:

Successful national teams

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Semi-finalists Total (Top 4)
 Japan 3 (1994, 2006, 2018) 1 (2012) 1 (2000) 1 (1996) 3 (2008, 2010, 2016) 9
 North Korea 2 (2010, 2014) 2 (2004, 2006) 2 (1986, 1992) 1 (2016) 7
 South Korea 2 (1986, 2002) 2 (2008, 2014) 1 (1998) 1 (2018) 6
 China 2 (1992, 2004) 3 (1988, 1990, 2002) 5
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1985, 1988) 2 (1986, 1992) 4
 Oman 2 (1996, 2000) 1 (1994) 3
 Qatar 1 (1990) 5 (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1998) 1 (2004) 7
 Iran 1 (2008) 2 (2000, 2016) 1 (2004) 1 (2012) 5
 Thailand 1 (1998) 1 (1996) 1 (1985) 3
 Uzbekistan 1 (2012) 1 (2010) 1 (2002) 3
 Iraq 1 (2016) 1 (1985) 1 (1988) 1 (2012) 4
 Bahrain 1 (1988) 2 (1996, 1998) 1 (1994) 4
 Tajikistan 1 (2018) 1 (2006) 2
 United Arab Emirates 1 (1990) 1 (2008) 2
 Yemen 1 (2002) 1
 Syria 1 (2006) 1 (2014) 2
 Indonesia 1 (1990) 1
 Vietnam 1 (2000) 1
 Australia 3 (2010, 2014, 2018) 3
Total (18 editions) 18 18 12 12 12 72

Note:

Awards

Tournament Most Valuable Player Top goalscorer(s) Goals Fair play award
1959–2002 Not awarded
2004 Not awarded Qatar Yusef Ahmed 7 Not awarded
2006 Japan Yoichiro Kakitani Syria Mohamad Jaafar 6  Japan
2008 South Korea Lee Jong-ho Iran Kaveh Rezaei 6  South Korea
2010 Uzbekistan Timur Khakimov Uzbekistan Timur Khakimov 5 Not awarded
2012 Not awarded South Korea Hwang Hee-Chan 5 Not awarded
2014 South Korea Lee Seung-woo South Korea Lee Seung-woo 5  South Korea
2016 Iraq Mohammed Dawood Iraq Mohammed Dawood 6  Iraq
2018 Japan Jun Nishikawa Malaysia Luqman Hakim 5  Japan

Participating nations

Legend:
Nation
1985

1986

1988

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

2016

2018

2023
Total
 Afghanistan × × × × × × × × × × × × DQ GS q 2
 Australia × QF SF QF SF GS SF q 7
 Bahrain GS 2nd GS 4th 3rd 3rd GS 7
 Bangladesh × GS GS GS GS × GS GS DQ × 6
 China GS 3rd 3rd 1st GS GS GS 3rd 1st QF GS GS GS GS q 15
 Hong Kong × × GS 1
 India GS GS QF GS GS GS GS QF q 9
 Indonesia × GS GS 4th GS GS × QF 6
 Iran × GS GS 2nd × 4th QF 1st GS SF QF 2nd GS q 12
 Iraq 3rd 4th × × GS × GS QF GS DQ QF SF 1st GS 10
 Japan GS GS × 1st 4th GS 3rd GS GS 1st SF SF 2nd QF SF 1st q 16
 Jordan × GS QF × GS 3
 Kuwait •• GS QF GS QF GS × × 5
 Kyrgyzstan × × DQ GS 1
 Laos × × × × × × GS DQ GS q 3
 Malaysia × × GS GS QF GS GS q 6
 Myanmar × GS × × × × × GS GS GS × 4
   Nepal × × × GS × GS GS × 3
 North Korea × 4th GS 4th GS × 2nd 2nd DQ 1st GS 1st SF QF × 11
 Oman × × 3rd 1st GS 1st × QF GS GS GS QF QF 10
 Pakistan × × × × × × GS × × × × 1
 Qatar 2nd 2nd GS 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd QF 3rd GS q 11
 Saudi Arabia 1st 3rd 1st •• 3rd GS QF QF GS GS GS q 11
 Singapore GS GS 2
 South Korea 1st GS GS GS GS 4th 1st QF QF 2nd QF 2nd GS SF q 15
 South Yemen GS 1
 Syria × × × × × × × × QF × 4th QF QF QF SF 6
 Tajikistan × × × 3rd DQ GS 2nd q 4
 Thailand 4th GS GS 2nd 1st GS × GS GS GS GS GS q 12
 Timor-Leste × × × GS × × 1
 Turkmenistan × × GS × × 1
 United Arab Emirates 2nd GS GS QF SF QF QF × 7
 Uzbekistan GS GS 4th GS QF 2nd 1st QF QF q 10
 Vietnam × × × × × × × × 4th GS GS GS GS QF GS q 8
 Yemen × × × 2nd GS DQ GS GS GS q 6

All Time Results

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Japan 15 70 43 10 17 167 79 +88 139
2  South Korea 14 63 35 12 16 135 66 +69 117
3  China 14 59 27 16 16 105 72 +33 97
4  Iran 11 51 28 8 15 99 56 +43 92
5  Qatar 10 46 27 11 8 80 39 +41 92
6  North Korea 11 53 22 14 17 83 66 +17 80
7  Iraq 10 44 19 9 16 61 49 +12 66
8  Oman 10 43 19 6 18 73 62 +11 63
9  Saudi Arabia 10 40 17 8 15 68 44 +24 59
10  Uzbekistan 9 41 16 9 16 69 91 −22 57
11  Thailand 11 43 14 7 22 62 70 −8 49
12  Australia 6 26 15 3 8 54 39 +15 48
13  Bahrain 7 33 13 8 12 53 46 +7 47
14  Syria 6 27 10 9 8 39 33 +6 39
15  United Arab Emirates 7 28 10 8 10 47 47 0 38
16  India 8 27 6 6 15 31 58 −27 24
17  Vietnam 7 25 6 4 15 31 62 −31 22
18  Yemen 6 20 5 5 10 23 32 −9 20
19  Tajikistan 3 15 5 5 5 20 33 −13 20
20  Kuwait 6 22 4 3 15 28 50 −22 15
21  Malaysia 5 16 4 2 10 19 33 −14 14
22  Bangladesh 6 20 3 3 14 16 59 −43 12
23  Indonesia 7 23 2 5 14 16 52 −36 11
24  Myanmar 4 12 2 2 8 12 36 −24 8
25  Jordan 3 10 1 4 5 8 23 −15 7
26  Laos 2 6 2 0 4 8 19 −11 6
27    Nepal 3 10 1 2 7 6 31 −25 5
28  Kyrgyzstan 1 3 1 0 2 2 11 −9 3
29  South Yemen 1 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
30  Singapore 2 6 0 2 4 3 18 −15 2
31  Pakistan 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
32  Hong Kong 1 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
33  Timor-Leste 1 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
34  Turkmenistan 1 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
35  Afghanistan 1 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0

Men's U-17 World Cup Qualifiers

Legend
Team China
1985
Canada
1987
Scotland
1989
Italy
1991
Japan
1993
Ecuador
1995
Egypt
1997
New Zealand
1999
Trinidad and Tobago
2001
Finland
2003
Peru
2005
South Korea
2007
Nigeria
2009
Mexico
2011
United Arab Emirates
2013
Chile
2015
India
2017
Brazil
2019
Peru
2023
Total
 Australia OFC member R2 R2 R2 3
 Bahrain 4th R1 2
 China QF R1 R1 R1 R1 QF 6
 India R1 1
 Iran R1 R2 R2 QF 4
 Iraq R1 R2 2
 Japan QF R1 R1 R1 R1 QF R2 R2 R2 9
 North Korea QF R2 R1 R2 R1 5
 Oman 4th QF R1 3
 Qatar R1 QF 4th R1 R1 QF R1 7
 Saudi Arabia QF R1 1st 3
 South Korea QF R1 R1 QF R2 QF 6
 Syria R2 R1 2
 Tajikistan Part of Soviet Union R2 R1 2
 Thailand R1 R1 2
 United Arab Emirates R1 R2 R1 3
 Uzbekistan Part of Soviet Union QF R2 2
 Yemen R1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ "AFC Competitions Committee recommends changes to youth competitions". AFC. 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "AFC rebrands age group championships to AFC Asian Cups". AFC. 2 October 2020.