East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
Formation28 May 2002; 21 years ago (28 May 2002)
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
China Du Zhaocai
Parent organization
AFC
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The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on 28 May 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

Presidents

President Years
Japan Shunichiro Okano 2002–2005
South Korea Chung Mong-joon 2006
China Xie Yalong 2006–2007
Japan Junji Ogura 2008–2010
South Korea Cho Chung-yun 2011–2012
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu 2013
China Zhang Jian 2014–2015
Japan Kozo Tashima 2016–2017
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu 2018–2021
China Du Zhaocai 2022–present (until 2026)

Member associations

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation, including the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation) until its full membership was approved in December 2020.[2] The Palau Football Association was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[3] Northern Mariana Islands national football team was a provisional member from December 2006[4] to September 2008.[5]

Association EAFF affiliation National team League
China China PR 2002 Chinese Super League
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 2002
Taiwan Football Premier League
Guam Guam 2002 Guam Soccer League
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Premier League
Japan Japan 2002 J1 League
North Korea Korea DPR 2002
  • Men's
    • U23
    • U20
    • U17
    • U15
    • F
    • BS
  • Women's
    • W U20
    • W U17
    DPR Korea League
    South Korea Korea Republic 2002 K League 1
    Macau Macau 2002
    Liga de Elite
    Mongolia Mongolia 2002
    Mongolia Premier League
    Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 2020
    Marianas Soccer League

    Sponsors

    Official sponsors
    Japan Aiful
    Brave Software
    Japan Credit Saison
    Japan ParadigmーShift IDNet work's
    Japan Rally Japan
    Japan Sfida
    Japan S&B Foods
    Official supporters
    eaff.com
    E-1 NFT
    Nuarca

    FIFA World Rankings

    Men's national teams

    Japan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football teamJapan national football teamSouth Korea national football team
    As of 21 December 2023

    Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

    FIFA Rankings (as of 15 February 2024)[6]
    EAFF* FIFA +/− National Team Points
    1 18 Decrease 1  Japan 1614.33
    2 22 Increase 1  South Korea 1566.21
    3 88 Decrease 9  China 1273.78
    4 114 Increase 2  North Korea 1168.12
    5 153 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei 1023.93
    6 154 Decrease 4  Hong Kong 1022.91
    7 187 Steady  Macau 896.62
    8 190 Steady  Mongolia 889.16
    9 205 Steady  Guam 821.91

    Women's national teams

    As of 16 December 2023

    Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

    FIFA Rankings (as of 15 December 2023)[7]
    EAFF* FIFA +/− National Team Points
    1 8 Steady  Japan 1978.01
    2 9 New entry  North Korea 1950.87
    3 19 Decrease 4  China 1803.4
    4 20 Steady  South Korea 1800.07
    5 42 Decrease 4  Chinese Taipei 1545.1
    6 79 Decrease 2  Hong Kong 1293.39
    7 93 Steady  Guam 1216.68
    8 128 Decrease 1  Mongolia 1103.77
    9 173 New entry  Macau 850.91

    Competitions

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

    Current title holders

    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.

    Competition Current Champions Details Runners-up Dates Next[8]
    Interregional (AFF–EAFF)
    AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy 2022 Cancelled TBC
    National teams
    EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2022 Japan  RR  South Korea 2024
    EAFF U15 Men's Championship 2023 China  Final  Japan TBC
    East Asian Youth Games Men's Football Tournament 2023 Chinese Taipei  RR  Hong Kong 2027
    EAFF Futsal Championship 2022 Japan   South Korea 2024
    Women's national teams
    EAFF E-1 Football Championship 2022 Japan  RR  China 2025
    East Asian Youth Games Women's Football Tournament 2023 South Korea  RR  China 2027

    Tournament record

    Legend

    For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

    FIFA World Cup

    Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA World Cup

    See also: Asian nations at the FIFA World Cup

    FIFA World Cup record
    Team 1930
    Uruguay
    (13)
    1934
    Kingdom of Italy
    (16)
    1938
    French Third Republic
    (15)
    1950
    Fourth Brazilian Republic
    (13)
    1954
    Switzerland
    (16)
    1958
    Sweden
    (16)
    1962
    Chile
    (16)
    1966
    England
    (16)
    1970
    Mexico
    (16)
    1974
    West Germany
    (16)
    1978
    Argentina
    (16)
    1982
    Spain
    (24)
    1986
    Mexico
    (24)
    1990
    Italy
    (24)
    1994
    United States
    (24)
    1998
    France
    (32)
    2002
    Japan
    South Korea
    (32)
    2006
    Germany
    (32)
    2010
    South Africa
    (32)
    2014
    Brazil
    (32)
    2018
    Russia
    (32)
    2022
    Qatar
    (32)
    2026
    Canada
    Mexico
    United States
    (48)
    2030
    Morocco
    Portugal
    Spain
    (48)
    2034
    Saudi Arabia
    (48)
    Years
     South Korea Did not exist × GS × × GS GS GS GS 4th GS R16 GS GS R16 11
     Japan × × × × × × GS R16 GS R16 GS R16 R16 7
     North Korea Did not exist × × × × QF × × × × GS × 2
     China × × × × × × × × × × GS 1
    Total
    (4 teams)
    0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 TBD TBD TBD 21

    FIFA Women's World Cup

    Main article: National team appearances in the FIFA Women's World Cup

    FIFA Women's World Cup record
    Team 1991
    China
    (12)
    1995
    Sweden
    (12)
    1999
    United States
    (16)
    2003
    United States
    (16)
    2007
    China
    (16)
    2011
    Germany
    (16)
    2015
    Canada
    (24)
    2019
    France
    (24)
    2023
    Australia
    New Zealand
    (32)
    Years
     Japan GS QF GS GS GS 1st 2nd R16 QF 9
     China QF 4th 2nd QF QF QF R16 GS 8
     South Korea GS R16 GS GS 4
     North Korea × GS GS QF GS × × 4
     Chinese Taipei QF 1
    Total
    (5 teams)
    3 2 3 4 3 2 3 3 3 26

    AFC Asian Cup

    See also: AFC Asian Cup records and statistics § Comprehensive team results by tournament

    AFC Asian Cup record
    Team British Hong Kong
    1956
    (4)
    South Korea
    1960
    (4)
    Israel
    1964
    (4)
    Iran
    1968
    (5)
    Thailand
    1972
    (6)
    Iran
    1976
    (6)
    Kuwait
    1980
    (10)
    Singapore
    1984
    (10)
    Qatar
    1988
    (10)
    Japan
    1992
    (8)
    United Arab Emirates
    1996
    (12)
    Lebanon
    2000
    (12)
    China
    2004
    (16)
    Indonesia
    Malaysia
    Thailand
    Vietnam
    2007
    (16)
    Qatar
    2011
    (16)
    Australia
    2015
    (16)
    United Arab Emirates
    2019
    (24)
    Qatar
    2023
    (24)
    Saudi Arabia
    2027
    (24)
    Years
     South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF SF 15
     China Not an AFC member 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF QF GS 13
     Japan × × × × × × GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF 2nd QF 10
     North Korea Not an AFC member •• 4th × GS × × GS GS GS × 5
     Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th GS 4
     Chinese Taipei 3rd × 4th × × OFC member 2
    Total
    (6 teams)
    2 2 2 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 TBD 49

    Olympic Games For Men

    See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations

    Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
    Team 1900
    France
    (3)
    1904
    United States
    (3)
    1908
    United Kingdom
    (6)
    1912
    Sweden
    (11)
    1920
    Belgium
    (14)
    1924
    France
    (22)
    1928
    Netherlands
    (17)
    1936
    Germany
    (16)
    1948
    United Kingdom
    (18)
    1952
    Finland
    (25)
    1956
    Australia
    (11)
    1960
    Italy
    (16)
    1964
    Japan
    (14)
    1968
    Mexico
    (16)
    1972
    West Germany
    (16)
    1976
    Canada
    (13)
    1980
    Soviet Union
    (16)
    1984
    United States
    (16)
    1988
    South Korea
    (16)
    1992
    Spain
    (16)
    1996
    United States
    (16)
    2000
    Australia
    (16)
    2004
    Greece
    (16)
    2008
    China
    (16)
    2012
    United Kingdom
    (16)
    2016
    Brazil
    (16)
    2020
    Japan
    (16)
    2024
    France
    (16)
    Years
     South Korea QF GS GS GS GS GS QF GS 3rd QF 5th 11
     Japan QF GS QF 3rd GS QF GS GS 4th GS 4th 11
     China GS GS GS 3
     Chinese Taipei GS GS 2
     North Korea QF 1
    Total
    (5 teams)
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 TBD 28

    Olympic Games For Women

    See also: Football at the Summer Olympics § Participating nations 2

    Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
    Team 1996
    United States
    (8)
    2000
    Australia
    (8)
    2004
    Greece
    (10)
    2008
    China
    (12)
    2012
    United Kingdom
    (12)
    2016
    Brazil
    (12)
    2020
    Japan
    (12)
    2024
    France
    (12)
    Years
     China 2nd 5th 9th 5th 8th 10th 6
     Japan 7th 7th 4th 2nd 8th 5
     North Korea 9th 9th × 2
    Total
    (3 teams)
    2 1 2 3 2 1 2 TBD 13

    See also

    References

    1. ^ "EAFF – East Asian Football Federation Official Website – 10 Football Associations". Archived from the original on 2018-07-17. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
    2. ^ "AFC Congress approves NMIFA's membership". Archived from the original on 2022-09-25. Retrieved 2022-09-25.
    3. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee MeetingArchived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
    4. ^ "Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
    5. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
    6. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
    7. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 15 December 2023. Retrieved 15 December 2023.
    8. ^ "EAFF Competitions". eaff.com. East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Archived from the original on 20 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.