Asian Football Confederation
AbbreviationAFC
Formation7 May 1954; 70 years ago (1954-05-07)
Founded atManila, Philippines[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia[a]
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
Arabic
English[2]
Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Vice Presidents
See list
General Secretary
Windsor John[3][4]
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
  • AFF (Southeast Asia)
  • CAFA (Central Asia)
  • EAFF (East Asia)
  • SAFF (South Asia)
  • WAFF (Western Asia)
Websitethe-afc.com

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football, beach soccer, and futsal in most countries and territories in Asia[a]. The AFC was formed in 1954. It has 47 members. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) was the section of AFC that managed women's association football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, British Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986, ALFC merged with AFC.[5]

Executive Committee

AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President[6]
FIFA Council Members[6]
AFC Vice Presidents[6]
AFC Executive Committee Members[6]
AFC Female Executive Committee Members[6]
General Secretary

Notes

  1. ^ a b Also including some countries/territories in Oceania such as Australia, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  2. ^ also a FIFA Council Member

Member associations

AFC regional federations

The AFC has 47 member associations split into 5 regions (West, Central, South, East, and South-east (ASEAN nations)). Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam were the founding members.[7][8]

Some nations have proposed splitting the confederation, forming a separate South West Asian Federation.[9][10][11]

Code Name National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUS  Australia[m 1] 1961 1963 2006 Yes[m 2]
BRU  Brunei 1952 1972 1969 Yes
CAM  Cambodia 1933 1954 1954 Yes
TLS  East Timor
2002 2005 2002 Yes
IDN  Indonesia 1930 1952 1954 Yes
LAO  Laos 1951 1952 1968 Yes
MAS  Malaysia 1933 1954 1954 Yes
MYA  Myanmar 1947 1948 1954 Yes
PHI  Philippines 1907 1930 1954 Yes
SGP  Singapore 1892 1952 1954 Yes
THA  Thailand 1916 1925 1954 Yes
VIE  Vietnam 1960 1952 1954 Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFG  Afghanistan 1933 1948 1954 Yes
IRN  Islamic Republic of Iran 1920 1948 1958 Yes
KGZ  Kyrgyz Republic
1992 1994 1993 Yes
TJK  Tajikistan 1936 1994 1993 Yes
TKM  Turkmenistan 1992 1994 1993 Yes
UZB  Uzbekistan 1946 1994 1993 Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (10)
CHN  China 1924 1931 1974 Yes
TPE  Chinese Taipei[m 3] 1936 1954 1954 Yes
PRK  DPR Korea 1945 1958 1974 Yes
GUM  Guam 1975 1996 1991 Yes[m 2]
HKG  Hong Kong, China
  • Men's
    • U23
    • U20
    • U17
    • U15
    • F
    • BS
  • Women's
    • W U23
    • W U20
    • W U17
    1914 1954 1954 Yes
    JPN  Japan 1921 1921 1954 Yes
    KOR  Korea Republic 1928 1948 1954 Yes
    MAC  Macau 1939 1978 1978 No[m 4]
    MNG  Mongolia 1959 1998 1993 Yes
    NMI  Northern Mariana Islands 2005 N/A 2020 No[m 5]
    South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) (7)
    BAN  Bangladesh 1972 1976 1974 Yes
    BHU  Bhutan 1983 2000 1993 Yes
    IND  India 1937 1948 1954 Yes
    MDV  Maldives 1982 1986 1984 Yes
    NEP    Nepal 1951 1972 1954 Yes
    PAK  Pakistan 1947 1948 1954 Yes
    SRI  Sri Lanka 1939 1952 1954 Yes
    West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) (12)
    BHR  Bahrain 1957 1968 1969 Yes
    IRQ  Iraq 1948 1950 1970 Yes
    JOR  Jordan 1949 1956 1970 Yes
    KUW  Kuwait 1952 1964 1964 Yes
    LBN  Lebanon 1933 1936 1964 Yes
    OMA  Oman 1978 1980 1980 Yes
    PLE  Palestine 1998 1998 1998 Yes
    QAT  Qatar 1960 1972 1974 Yes
    KSA  Saudi Arabia 1956 1956 1972 Yes
    SYR  Syria 1936 1937 1970 Yes
    UAE  United Arab Emirates 1971 1974 1974 Yes
    YEM  Yemen 1962 1980 1980 Yes

    Notes

    1. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1966–1972, 1978–2006), joined AFC.
    2. ^ a b Oceania country or territory is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees rather than the Olympic Council of Asia.
    3. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1976–1982), joined AFC.
    4. ^ Macau's Olympic Committee is an OCA member and not an IOC member.
    5. ^ Part of the United States Olympic Committee.

    Former members

    Association Year Note
     Israel 1954–1974 Expelled from AFC competitions in 1974, as a result of a proposal by Kuwait (as other Muslim and Arab countries refused to play against Israel), that was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13 with 6 abstentions.[12][13] Later became a full UEFA member in 1994.
     New Zealand 1964[14] Founding member of OFC in 1966.
     South Yemen 1972–1990[15] Joined North Yemen as Yemen.
     Kazakhstan 1993–2002 Joined UEFA in 2002.[16][17]

    Competitions

    See also: List of association football competitions and FIFA International Match Calendar

    AFC competitions

    AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which are held every 4 years. AFC organises the AFC Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup, various age-level international association football, youth futsal tournaments and the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup and for football at the Summer Olympics.

    The top-ranked AFC tournament for men's association football clubs is the AFC Champions League, which will be rebranded as the AFC Champions League Elite from the 2024–25 season. The competition is an amalgamation of the Asian Club Championship, the Asian Cup Winners' Cup and the Asian Super Cup and gathers the top teams from the highest-ranked nations in Asia (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded). The top-ranked AFC tournament for women's association football clubs is the AFC Women's Club Championship, which will be rebranded as the AFC Women's Champions League from the 2024–25 season.[20]

    The second-tier men's tournament is the AFC Champions League Two, while the third-tier tournament is the AFC Challenge League, which were both introduced in 2024.[21]

    AFC runs an annual Asian futsal club tournament, the AFC Futsal Club Championship for futsal club competition.[22]

    Current title holders

    This section needs to be updated. Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (January 2024)

    See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2024 in association football, 2024 in sports, and FIFA International Match Calendar

    For events postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, see Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

    Tournament Most recent Champions Details Runners-up Next[23][24]
    National teams
    AFC Asian Cup (qualification) 2023 (qual.) Qatar  Final  Jordan 2027 (qual.)
    AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) Japan  Final  Uzbekistan 2026 (qual.)
    AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Uzbekistan  Final  Iraq 2025 (qual.)
    AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Japan  Final  South Korea 2025 (qual.)
    Men's Asian Games Football Tournament (U-23) 2022 South Korea  Final  Japan 2026
    Boys' Asian Youth Games Football Tournament 2013 South Korea  Final  Iran 2025
    AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) Iran  Final  Thailand 2026
    AFC U-20 Futsal Asian Cup 2019 (qual.) Japan  Final  Afghanistan 2023 (qual.)
    Men's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
    Futsal Tournament
    2017 Iran  Final  Uzbekistan 2023
    AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup 2023 Iran  Final  Japan 2025
    Men's Asian Beach Games Beach Soccer
    Tournament
    2016 Japan  Final  Oman 2023
    Women's national teams
    AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualification) 2022 (qual.) China  Final  South Korea 2026 (qual.)
    AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) North Korea  Final  Japan 2026 (qual.)
    AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) North Korea  Final  Japan 2026 (qual.)
    Women's Asian Games Football Tournament 2022 Japan  Final  North Korea 2026
    AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 Australia 
    Japan 
    Play-off  Uzbekistan
     North Korea
    2028
    AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup 2018 Iran  Final  Japan 2022
    Women's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
    Futsal Tournament
    2017 Thailand  Final  Japan 2023
    Club teams
    AFC Champions League/
    AFC Champions League Elite
    2022 (qual.) Urawa Red Diamonds Japan Final Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2023–24 (qual.)
    AFC Champions League Two 2024–25 (qual.)
    AFC Challenge League 2024–25 (qual.)
    AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019 Nagoya Oceans Japan Final Iran Mes Sungun 2024
    Women's club teams
    AFC Women's Club Championship/
    AFC Women's Champions League
    2023 Urawa Red Diamonds Japan Final South Korea Incheon Hyundai Steel Red Angels 2024–25

    Esports

    See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2024 in esports, and 2024 in sports

    Competition Current Winner
    (Player/Gamer ID)
    Details Runner-up
    (Player/Gamer ID)
    Next
    AFC eAsian Cup 2023 Indonesia Indonesia Final Japan Japan TBD

    Defunct tournaments

    See also: Category:Defunct association football competitions

    Competition Last held Champions Title Runners-up
    National teams
    Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 2007 Japan  2nd  Egypt
    AFC-OFC Challenge Cup 2003 Iran  1st  New Zealand
    AFC Solidarity Cup 2016 Nepal    1st  Macau
    AFC Challenge Cup 2014 Palestine  1st  Philippines
    AFC U-14 Championship 2014 Iraq 1st  North Korea
    Club teams
    Afro-Asian Club Championship 1998 Raja Casablanca Morocco 1st South Korea Pohang Steelers
    Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2001–02 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 2nd South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
    Asian Super Cup 2002 Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 2nd Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal
    AFC Cup 2023–24 Central Coast Mariners Australia 1st Lebanon Al Ahed
    AFC President's Cup 2014 HTTU Asgabat Turkmenistan 1st North Korea Rimyongsu

    Titles by nation

    Nation Men Women Futsal Beach Soccer Club Inter Conf. Esports Nation Total
    Asia Sol Cha Asiad U23 U20 U17 U14 AYG Asia Asiad U20 U17 Men AIMm U20 Wmn AIMw BS ABG ACL ACC APC AWC ASC WCC FCC AAN AO AAC eAsia
     Japan 4 1 2 1 4 2 3 6 4 4 1 3 3 1 8 5 2 2 4 2 1  Japan 63
     Iran 3 4 4 1 13 5 1 2 3 2 3 1 4 1  Iran 47
     South Korea 2 6 1 12 2 2 2 1 12 3 1 2  South Korea 46
     Saudi Arabia 3 1 3 2 6 6 3  Saudi Arabia 24
     China 1 2 9 3 1 3  China 19
     North Korea 2 1 3 2 3 3 1 3  North Korea 18
     Iraq 1 1 1 5 1 1 3  Iraq 13
     Israel 1 6 3  Israel 10
     Myanmar 2 7 1  Myanmar 10
     Thailand 2 1 1 1 2 2 1  Thailand 10
     Qatar 2 1 1 1 2  Qatar 7
     Chinese Taipei 2 3 1  Chinese Taipei 6
     Kuwait 1 4  Kuwait 5
     Tajikistan 1 4  Tajikistan 5
     United Arab Emirates 1 2 1 1  United Arab Emirates 5
     Uzbekistan 1 1 1 1 1  Uzbekistan 5
     India 1 2 1  India 4
     Jordan 3 1  Jordan 4
     Oman 2 1 1  Oman 4
     Australia 1 1 1 1  Australia 4
     Bahrain 1 2  Bahrain 3
     Syria 1 2  Syria 3
     Indonesia 1 1  Indonesia 2
     Kyrgyzstan 2  Kyrgyzstan 2
     Turkmenistan 2  Turkmenistan 2
     Lebanon 1  Lebanon 1
     Malaysia 1  Malaysia 1
       Nepal 1    Nepal 1
     New Zealand 1  New Zealand 1
     Palestine 1  Palestine 1

    Rankings

    FIFA World Rankings

    FIFA Men's Rankings (as of 4 April 2024)[25]
    AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
    1 18 Steady  Japan 1621.88
    2 20 Steady  Iran 1613.96
    3 23 Decrease 1  South Korea 1563.99
    4 24 Decrease 1  Australia 1563.93
    5 34 Increase 3  Qatar 1507.94
    6 53 Steady  Saudi Arabia 1443.53
    7 58 Increase 1  Iraq 1420.47
    8 64 Increase 2  Uzbekistan 1386.58
    9 67 Increase 2  United Arab Emirates 1366.45
    10 71 Decrease 1  Jordan 1350.21
    11 77 Increase 3  Oman 1323.23
    12 80 Increase 2  Bahrain 1307.53
    13 88 Steady  China 1275.22
    14 89 Steady  Syria 1266.52
    15 93 Increase 4  Palestine 1238.66
    16 99 Steady  Tajikistan 1216.76
    17 100 Increase 4  Kyrgyzstan 1213.6
    18 101 Steady  Thailand 1208.93
    19 115 Decrease 10  Vietnam 1164.54
    20 118 Decrease 4  North Korea 1160.57
    21 120 Decrease 5  Lebanon 1158.96
    22 121 Decrease 4  India 1145.94
    23 134 Increase 8  Indonesia 1102.7
    24 138 Decrease 6  Malaysia 1094.54
    25 139 Decrease 2  Kuwait 1085.46
    26 141 Decrease 2  Philippines 1075.14
    27 143 Decrease 2  Turkmenistan 1072.52
    28 151 Increase 7  Afghanistan 1036.92
    29 155 Increase 1  Singapore 1019.06
    30 156 Decrease 5  Yemen 1017.05
    31 157 Decrease 3  Hong Kong 1012.83
    32 159 Decrease 6  Chinese Taipei 1007.3
    33 161 Steady  Maldives 1003.48
    34 163 Decrease 1  Myanmar 999.46
    35 178 Decrease 3    Nepal 937.84
    36 179 Steady  Cambodia 925.4
    37 184 Decrease 1  Bangladesh 905.3
    38 185 Decrease 1  Bhutan 904.1
    39 186 Increase 1  Macau 896.62
    40 190 Decrease 1  Laos 889.62
    41 191 Decrease 1  Mongolia 884.04
    42 194 Steady  Brunei 872.65
    43 195 Steady  Pakistan 849.94
    44 198 Increase 2  East Timor 843.4
    45 204 Steady  Sri Lanka 829.41
    46 205 Steady  Guam 821.91
    *Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
    FIFA Women's Rankings (as of 15 March 2024)[26]
    AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
    1 7 Increase 1  Japan 1982.52
    2 11 Decrease 2  North Korea 1943.66
    3 12 Steady  Australia 1888.93
    4 19 Steady  China 1803.4
    5 20 Steady  South Korea 1796.68
    6 37 Steady  Vietnam 1611.3
    7 39 Decrease 1  Philippines 1558.3
    8 40 Increase 2  Chinese Taipei 1545.1
    9 47 Increase 1  Thailand 1518.37
    10 48 Decrease 1  Uzbekistan 1516.95
    11 54 Steady  Myanmar 1481.44
    12 61 Decrease 2  Iran 1412.45
    13 66 Decrease 1  India 1389.02
    14 74 Steady  Jordan 1331.17
    15 79 Steady  Hong Kong 1275.27
    16 86 Decrease 1  Bahrain 1254.12
    17 91 Decrease 2  Laos 1217.34
    18 96 Steady  Malaysia 1213.21
    19 100 Increase 5  Nepal 1208.42
    20 101 Decrease 8  Guam 1206.27
    21 109 Decrease 1  Indonesia 1179.93
    22 114 Steady  United Arab Emirates 1158.26
    23 115 Increase 1  Cambodia 1144.56
    24 128 Steady  Mongolia 1103.77
    25 130 Steady  Kyrgyzstan 1099.57
    26 132 Increase 2  Lebanon 1090.59
    27 136 Steady  Palestine 1080.47
    28 137 Steady  Singapore 1080.39
    29 139 Steady  Turkmenistan 1075.41
    30 140 Steady  Bangladesh 1068.52
    31 154 Steady  Tajikistan 991.2
    32 157 Steady  Sri Lanka 955.21
    33 158 Steady  Pakistan 949.54
    34 159 Steady  East Timor 946.01
    35 161 Increase 1  Maldives 938.55
    36 162 Decrease 2  Syria 931.42
    37 172 New entry  Iraq 862.8
    38 173 Decrease 1  Bhutan 853.48
    39 174 Decrease 1  Macau 850.91
    40 175 Steady  Saudi Arabia 848.57
    *Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points

    Historical leaders

    Men's
    Japan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football team
    Iran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football team
    Women's
    Japan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamChina women's national football team

    Team of the Year

    Men

    FIFA Men's World Ranking

    Teams ranking in the top four – Men's[25]
    Year First Second Third Fourth
    2023  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
    2022  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
    2021  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Australia
    2020  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
    2019  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
    2018  Iran  Australia  Japan  South Korea
    2017  Iran  Australia  Japan  South Korea
    2016  Iran  South Korea  Japan  Australia
    2015  Iran  South Korea  Japan  Australia
    2014  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Uzbekistan
    2013  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Australia
    2012  Japan  South Korea  Australia  Iran
    2011  Japan  Australia  South Korea  Iran
    2010  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Iran
    2009  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Bahrain
    2008  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Iran
    2007  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
    2006  Iran  Australia  Uzbekistan  Japan
    2005  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Saudi Arabia
    2004  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Saudi Arabia
    2003  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  Iran  Japan
    2002  South Korea  Japan  Iran  Saudi Arabia
    2001  Iran  Saudi Arabia  Japan  South Korea
    2000  Saudi Arabia  Iran  Japan  South Korea
    1999  Saudi Arabia  Iran  South Korea  United Arab Emirates
    1998  South Korea  Japan  Kuwait  Iran
    1997  Japan  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  Kuwait
    1996  Japan  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Thailand
    1995  Japan  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  China
    1994  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Japan  China
    1993  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Japan  United Arab Emirates
    Performances by countries
    Team First place Second place Third place
     Japan 12 (1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023) 8 (1998, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2021) 8 (1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
     Iran 9 (2000, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021) 9 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023) 2 (2002, 2003)
     Saudi Arabia 4 (1993, 1994, 1999, 2000) 3 (1996, 2001, 2003) 2 (1995, 1997)
     South Korea 3 (1998, 2002, 2003) 7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2012, 2015, 2016) 16 (1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
     Australia 3 (2008, 2009, 2010) 3 (2011, 2017, 2017) 1 (2012)
     Uzbekistan 0 0 1 (2006)
     Kuwait 0 0 1 (1998)
    Women

    FIFA Women's World Ranking

    Teams ranking in the top four – Women's[26]
    Year First Second Third Fourth
    2023  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
    2022  North Korea  Japan  Australia  China
    2021  North Korea  Australia  Japan  South Korea
    2020  Australia  Japan  China  South Korea
    2019  Australia  Japan  North Korea  China
    2018  Australia  Japan  North Korea  South Korea
    2017  Australia  Japan  North Korea  South Korea
    2016  Australia  Japan  North Korea  China
    2015  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
    2014  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
    2013  Japan  Australia  North Korea  South Korea
    2012  Japan  Australia  North Korea  South Korea
    2011  Japan  North Korea  Australia  South Korea
    2010  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
    2009  North Korea  Japan  China  Australia
    2008  North Korea  Japan  China  Australia
    2007  North Korea  Japan  Australia  China
    2006  North Korea  China  Japan  South Korea
    2005  North Korea  China  Japan  South Korea
    2004  China  North Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei
    2003  China  North Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei
    Performances by countries
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    Men's elo rankings

    World Football Elo Ratings for AFC members:[27]

    AFC Elo Country Elo ratings 1 year change
    1 17  Japan 1,851 Decrease 4
    2 20  Iran 1,818 Steady
    3 29  Australia 1,768 Decrease 2
    4 37  South Korea 1,731 Decrease 13
    5 46  Uzbekistan 1,666 Increase 5
    6 52  Qatar 1,647 Increase 18
    7 53  Iraq 1,643 Increase 2
    8 60  Saudi Arabia 1,612 Increase 3
    9 64  Jordan 1,599 Increase 12
    10 73  Oman 1,542 Decrease 7
    11 79  United Arab Emirates 1,508 Decrease 7
    12 92  Bahrain 1,460 Increase 2
    13 96  Syria 1,446 Increase 3
    14 100  Palestine 1,419 Increase 3
    15 102  Thailand 1,416 Increase 7
    16 105  China 1,404 Decrease 12
    17 109  Tajikistan 1,388 Increase 3
    18 111  North Korea 1,366 Increase 3
    18 122  Indonesia 1,341 Increase 24
    20 127  Kuwait 1,330 Decrease 16
    21 144  Lebanon 1,281 Decrease 8
    22 148  Vietnam 1,126 Decrease 43
    22 148  Kyrgyzstan 1,126 Increase 7
    24 151  Malaysia 1,264 Increase 16
    25 160  Turkmenistan 1,212 Decrease 1
    26 162  India 1,194 Decrease 10
    27 169  Singapore 1,118 Steady
    28 170  Afghanistan 1,114 Increase 8
    29 173  Yemen 1,094 Decrease 2
    30 180  Hong Kong 1,056 Decrease 1
    31 183  Philippines 1,045 Steady
    32 196  Bangladesh 932 Decrease 1
    33 197  Myanmar 919 Increase 1
    34 198  Chinese Taipei 906 Decrease 2
    35 201    Nepal 889 Steady
    36 202  Maldives 879 Increase 1
    37 205  Cambodia 842 Steady
    38 207  Pakistan 827 Steady
    39 210  Mongolia 790 Steady
    40 217  Sri Lanka 707 Increase 5
    41 222  Guam 680 Decrease 3
    42 225  Laos 665 Steady
    42 225  Macau 665 Steady
    44 229  Brunei 621 Increase 3
    45 231  East Timor 610 Steady
    46 232  Bhutan 607 Decrease 3
    47 239  Northern Mariana Islands 452 Steady

    Club Competitions Ranking

    The AFC Club Competitions Ranking ranks its member associations by results in the AFC competitions. Rankings are calculated by AFC.[28] Listed here are the top 30 countries.

    AFC Country Points
    1  Saudi Arabia 93.795
    2  Japan 91.820
    3  South Korea 88.295
    4  Qatar 75.950
    5  Iran 72.018
    6  United Arab Emirates 64.130
    7  China 57.630
    8  Thailand 49.470
    9  Uzbekistan 45.006
    10  Iraq 36.902
    11  Australia 34.080
    12  Jordan 30.161
    13  Malaysia 29.950
    14  Vietnam 29.468
    15  Hong Kong 27.450
    16  Tajikistan 23.976
    17  India 23.637
    18  Bahrain 20.681
    19  Kuwait 20.070
    20  Turkmenistan 19.464
    21  Philippines 18.428
    22  Lebanon 17.761
    23  Syria 17.612
    24  Singapore 16.824
    25  North Korea 16.117
    26  Indonesia 15.083
    27  Bangladesh 14.120
    28  Oman 12.453
    29  Maldives 9.467
    30  Myanmar 8.287

    Beach soccer national teams

    Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).[29]

    AFC rank World rank Country Points
    1 6  Japan 1549
    2 7  Iran 1486
    3 14  United Arab Emirates 945
    4 21  Oman 555
    5 40  Lebanon 217
    6 47  Palestine 177
    7 55  China 129
    8 56  Bahrain 128
    9 65  Malaysia 95
    10 70  Iraq 78
    11 71  Thailand 77
    12 74  Afghanistan 69
    13 79  Qatar 61
    14 82  Syria 56
    15 85  Kuwait 46
    15 85  Kyrgyzstan 46
    17 94  Saudi Arabia 30
    18 108  Australia 0
    19 111  Yemen 0
    20 112  Philippines 0
    21 113  Indonesia 0
    22 115  Uzbekistan 0
    23 115  Vietnam 0
    24 115  Laos 0

    Men's futsal

    Futsal Rankings (as of 6 May 2024)[30]
    AFC* FIFA +/− National Team Points
    1 4 Steady  IR Iran 1469.33
    2 9 Steady  Thailand 1316.27
    3 11 Steady  Uzbekistan 1288.96
    4 15 Steady  Japan 1248.99
    5 28 Steady  Indonesia 1142.84
    6 30 Steady  Afghanistan 1138.02
    7 33 Steady  Vietnam 1117.02
    8 34 Steady  Tajikistan 1116.37
    9 35 Steady  Kuwait 1115.99
    10 41 Steady  Kyrgyz Republic 1091.36
    11 42 Steady  Iraq 1091.27
    12 48 Steady  Saudi Arabia 1049.97
    13 49 Steady  Australia 1049.01
    14 53 Steady  Lebanon 1032.42
    15 56 Steady  Myanmar 1024.20
    16 64 Steady  Laos 995.28
    17 66 Steady  Turkmenistan 993.62
    18 70 Steady  Korea Republic 980.88
    19 73 Steady  Bahrain 978.69
    20 79 Steady  Malaysia 971.06
    21 81 Steady  Jordan 968.31
    22 84 Steady  China PR 966.93
    23 85 Steady  Chinese Taipei 964.21
    24 93 Steady  Qatar 945.32
    25 95 Steady  Philippines 943.99
    26 96 Steady  Oman 940.88
    27 102 Steady  United Arab Emirates 925.95
    28 110 Steady  Maldives 905.56
    29 111 Steady  East Timor 903.70
    30 113 Steady