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Encyclopedia > AFC Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
Current season or competition 2007 AFC Asian Cup
Sport Football
Founded 1956
No. of teams 28
Continent Asia (AFC)
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Japan Japan

The AFC Asian Cup is a football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA Confederations Cup. The current 2007 tournament is being held in the South East Asian nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Current_sport. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals are currently being held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... See also: 1955 in sports, other events of 1956, 1957 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker The United States Auto Club (USAC) was founded to take over race sanctioning from the American Automobile Association (AAA). ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The FIFA Confederations Cup is a football tournament for national teams, held every four years by FIFA. It is contested by the winners of each of the six FIFA confederation championships (CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC, CONCACAF), along with the FIFA World Cup champion and the host country, to bring... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


The Asian Cup has been held once every four years from 1956 onwards, the last of which held in China in 2004. However, as the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championship are also held in the same year as the Asian Cup (2004, 2008, 2012 etc.), the sporting calendar is somewhat crowded. The AFC have thus decided to change their tradition, and will be holding the next tournament in 2007, and every four years henceforth from that date. Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... The UEFA European Championship is the main football competition of the mens national football teams governed by the UEFA. Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the European Nations Cup, changing to the name European Football Championship...


The Asian cup has been dominated by the top teams in Asia over the years. Teams such as Korea Republic, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have earned a spot for themselves in the final matches almost every year. Other teams which have achieved success at times include Japan, China, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and, before the disaffiliation from AFC, Israel.

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History

Map of countries' best results
Map of countries' best results

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The early years

With the World Cup born in 1930, it was only logical that a continental tournament would follow in Asia. Just two years after the formation of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in 1954, the first Asian Cup kicked off.


Since Hong Kong played a pivotal role in the formation of the AFC, it was awarded the right to host the first Asian Cup. As the hosts, Hong Kong qualified automatically to the finals. Seven of the twelve affiliated national association divided into three qualifying zones. Hong Kong opened the tournament with a game against Israel which they were very unlucky to lose, but Israel were generally disappointing as much was expected from them. Korea Republic were crowned champions when they won the crucial tie against Israel 2-1. Three second-half goals kept the 25,000 football fans in Hong Kong on their feet. South Korea struck first (Woo Sang Koon 53' and Soung Rak-Woon 65') before Israel who were the runners-up replied with a solitary goal scored by Nahum Stelmach in the 71st minute. Hong Kong and Vietnam took third and fourth place, respectively.


The Taeguk Warriors successfully defended their title four years later on home soil. The format was the same and apart from the substation of Taiwan for Hong Kong, so were the teams and the eventual result. The Final Championship was played in Seoul's Hyochang Park Stadium where hosts Korea Republic played the crucial game against Israel. In an example of how popular the game was becoming, the match witnessed some chaotic scenes. The ground was overlooked by a hill, which in effect doubled the capacity to 40,000, and still boisterous fans broke down the gates and overran the police to gain access to the stadium. The Korean Prime Minister , who was the guest of honor at the game was forced to leave the stadium during the first half, because he complained that he could not watch the game. Israel, considered the strongest team in Asia, could not resist the Korean enthusiasm and lost the match by three clear goals.


Israel got their revenge as hosts in 1964 by winning all three games against the two-time champions, India and Hong Kong. The Indians were dangerous and in 1950 became the second Asian team to qualify for the World Cup. Unlike the Dutch East Indies twelve years earlier however, the south Asians never participated, famously withdrawing upon being told by FIFA that barefoot football was not allowed. The tournament was perhaps the poorest of the first three. Though played to big crowds in Haifa, Jerusalem, Jaffa and Ramat Gan. Sir Stanley Rous attending the tournament on FIFA's behalf, also commented on the relatively poor level of sportsmanship displayed by the participating teams. It was again the home team who dominated; however, the holders, South Korea did not send their strongest team, who were kept at home preparing for the Olympic Games qualifying match against South Vietnam which was being played at the same time in Seoul.


The decisive game was played between Israel and India early on, but if the Koreans had beaten Israel by three clear goal margin before a capacity 40,000 crowd in Ramat Gan, they would have won the title for the third time running. Instead Israel won 2-1 to take the title with India second and the Korean Republic settled for third. Hong Kong ranked fourth.


Iranian supremacy

1968 saw Asian action move to Iran where the hosts demonstrated that there was a new power on the continent.The 1968 Asian Cup hosted by Iran was the last time the Cup was played on a round-robin basis. Four goals in four games (the tournament had been expanded to five nations) from striker Homayoon Behzadi helped Team Melli take the title unbeaten with a final victory against Burma.That was the last tournament that Israel participated in. In front of 30,000 partisan fans Iran lifted its first Asian Cup. Over the next few years Tehran wrested power away from East Asia.


In 1972, Bangkok was the host city, there was an increase in participation from the Arab nations. A new format for the finals was introduced. Preliminary games would determine the two final groups. Iran won both games in group one and Thailand squeaked by Iraq on goal difference. In group two, all three teams finished with equal points but Kuwait lost out to Korea Republic and Cambodia due to their better goal differential. The semi-finals proved to be a tight contest for all sides setting up Iran and Korea Republic in the final showdown. Iran would go on to lift their second consecutive Asian Cup trophy with a goal by Kalani in extra-time.


Iran stepped in to stage the Cup for a second time in 1976, after Lebanon was forced to withdraw as host. The finals were left to six teams when Korea DPR, Saudi Arabia and Thailand withdrew. In the semi-finals Kuwait put Iraq away in a thriller 3-2 to set up a showdown with two-time defending champions, Iran. In the other semi-final, two-year-old member of AFC, China proved they would be a force in Asia but lost 2-0 to Iran. In the final, Iran added more silverware to their cabinets. a 71st minute goal by Ali Parvin proving to be the difference as Iran defeated Kuwait 1-0 in a packed Azadi Stadium for their third consecutive Asian Cup title. The three Asian Cup crowns, the gold medal in the 1974 Asian games and their participation in the 1978 World Cup Argentina guaranteed that Iran were the team of the 1970's.


The remarkable run of Iran was highlighted by the fact that since 1968 tournament, they have not lost even a single match in the Asian Championship. The run which has extended for 12 years is still unequaled in Asia.


Arabian ascendancy

With petro-dollars fuelling their football ambitions, Kuwait brought in Brazilian coaches such as Mario Zagallo. It was no surprise that it took out the 1980 Asian Cup as hosts. Ten teams contested that first Asian Cup of the new decade, in two groups of five. Having narrowly lost out to the Iranians in the final four years earlier, Kuwait exacted revenge in the semi-finals, scoring a 2-1 win to dethrone the long-time kings of Asian football, while the South Koreans eliminated DPR Korea with a 2-1 win over their northern neighbours. Despite the fact that South Korea defeated Kuwait in the group stage 3-0, the scoreline was reversed in the final. Kuwait were to break Korean hearts again a year later by knocking them out of qualifying for the 1982 World Cup.


Singapore hosted one of the most nail-biting Cups in 1984. Again, ten teams took part in the meet. Kuwait’s neighbours Saudi Arabia notched their first success in 1984. Just nine monthes before the finals, Saudi Arabia sacked their head coach Zagallo after an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Iraq in the 7th Gulf Cup. The replacement was a popular Saudi coach named Al-Zayani. The Saudi Football Federation selected him as a temporary caretaker, though he planned to stay longer. Saudi Arabia made their first appearance in Asian Cup a memorable one. They stormed through all the big Asian names, South Korea, Kuwait, Iran, and China. China were another successful team in this tournament, who have been perennial contenders for the Asian Cup since their first participate in 1976. Despite losing the final match, China performed well in the 1984 tournament. They finished top of their group and in the semi-finals, with Li Huayun’s extra-time winner gave the Chinese a 1-0 win over Kuwait. The Saudis prevailed 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out over Iran, and then took the title with a 2-0 win over China in the final. Shaye Al Nafisah opened the scoring before the majestic Majed Abdullah sealed victory. China's Jia Xiuquan won the first ever AFC Asian Cup Most valuable player awards.


Just to prove this was no fluke, Saudi Arabia became the third nation to achieve back-to-back Asian Cup victories in 1988 in Qatar. In that tournament, Bahrain and Japan made it through to their first Asian Cup finals. For the first time the final went to penalties. South Korea were back in the thick of things as the Koreans reached the Final with a 100% record, including defeating their neighbour China 2-1 in a tough Semi-final match, but fell foul of a penalty shootout with Saudi Arabia. Japan lost three and drew one of their group games but were not outclassed in any matches, their time would soon come.


Rise of Japan

No-one was talking about Japan before the 1990's. They looked out of their depth with just one point in the Cup of 1988. However, their golden days were about to arrive.


The number of teams was back down to eight for the 1992 tournament which was the first time hosted by Japan. A club football revolution in Japan would provide a powerful national team. Hosting also helped King Kazu Miura’s men. Japan proved to be capable hosts both on and off the field. Japan’s semi-final with China has gone down as one of the best in Asian Cup history, which see-sawed both ways until Masashi Nakayama struck the winner with six minutes left to give the Japanese a 3-2 win. In the final, Takuya Takagi’s early strike in the final saw Japan beat Saudi Arabia 1-0.


There were a dozen entrants in 1996 in the UAE, leaving enough room to add quarter-finals for the first time. That new stage saw the end of Japan, who are impressive in the early stages before meeting Kuwait. Saudi Arabia came from two goals down to beat China 4-3 with Yousif Al Thunian netting a double. The most remarkable result was in the clash between Iran and Korea Republic. The Koreans twice took the lead but Ali Daei scored four goals in the final 25 minutes to earn the Iranians a 6-2 victory. Abdel Hussein struck in extra time as UAE beat Iraq 1-0. The semis were an all West Asian affair with hosts UAE defeating Kuwait and Saudi Arabia needing penalties to see off Iran after a goalless draw. The Saudis might have scored four goals in their quarter-final win but failed to find the net again in the remaining two games. It didn’t matter as penalties were enough in the semi and the final to give the Green Falcons a third title.


In 2000, Lebanon hosted but South Korea staged the comeback of the tournament against Iran, equalising in the final minute through Kim Sang-Sik before Lee Dong-Gook grabbed the winner in extra-time. China, South Korea and Japan all reached the semis. In the semi-finals, Japan beat China 3-2 in a exciting match, while Saudi defeated South Korea 2-1. The Cite Sportive (Sports City) stadium in the Lebanese capital was filled nearly to its 50,000 capacity for the final, unlike many other earlier matches that were played before virtually empty stands. Japan become the first non-Arab nation to win the trophy in an Arab country. Shigeyoshi Mochizuki’s 29th minute strike proved to be the only goal of the final as Japan triumphed 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia. The turn of the century brought the turn of Japan. Japanese won the trophy through determination and style, cruising to the final almost effortlessly, winning five of its six matches, made the best record for champions in Asian Cup history, including a 4-1 drubbing of the Saudis in their group's opening match, outscoring opponents 21-6 and having three players on Asia's All-stars squad. The others couldn't match them for consistency. Neither could the competition itself.


The Saudis went from favorites to almost being knocked out from the first stage, barely salvaging a berth in the last eight. They also reached the final guided by an assistant coach following the sacking of Czech-born coach Milan Macala, paid the penalty for missing a spot kick in the final; inconsistency proved to be South Korea's worst enemy, performing like a world class team during some matches and failing to rise to the occasion in others. China showed promise to finish fourth behind South Korea, with goalkeeper Jiang Jin voted on the Asian All-stars squad, and star strikers Su Maozhen and Yang Chen both standing out. Iran, with Asia's 1999 player of the year Ali Daei and Charlton Athletic's Karim Bagheri, failed to impress when it mattered most, losing their quarterfinal clash against South Korea to a golden goal, after being up for 89 minutes.


Apart from a few sold-out matches, however, attendance at the continent's showcase soccer tournament was disappointing. Except for the final and Lebanon's three group matches, there was minimal turnout despite calls from officials urging fans to show up in numbers. Overall, the Asian Cup 2000 held in Beirut did not have any major surprises.


2004: New age of Asian Cup

In 2004, the Asian Cup was held in China and the hosts made it through to the final only to be denied 3-1 by the Japanese.


2004 saw a record 16 teams in China. The Asian Cup final was broadcast live or taped in over 100 countries throughout Asia and the rest of the world by terrestrial, satellite and cable broadcasters. According to the statistics of AFC official, a historical 1,020,050 spectators attended in all 32 Games of the cup, 31,877 in average.


But the biggest surprise of that particular tournament was the failure of Saudi Arabia to even make it past the first round. The Green Falcons suffered defeats to Uzbekistan and Iraq and recorded just one point from a draw with Turkmenistan, marking the first time they had failed to make it to the final in over two decades.


Bahrain progressed the furthest in their history in 2004 by finishing fourth while Iraq have made it to the quarter-finals of the competition for the last three events.


In this tournament, renowned Iranian striker Daei scored his 14th goal of his three Asian Cup in the third place match against Bahrain becoming the top scorer of Asian Cup history, while Ali Karimi, who scored his fifth goal of the tournament in the match, shared the Golden Boot award with Bahrain's A Hubail who also scored five times.


In the final on August 7, the lure of China winning the Cup for the first time drew 62,000 to the Workers’ Stadium and a massive TV audience. Li Ming’s clinical strike cancelled out Takashi Fukunishi’s opening goal for Japan. In the second 45, Koji Nakata appeared to guide the ball into the net with his hand but the goal stood despite Chinese protests. Keiji Tamada settled matters in injury time, sealing a famous 3-1 victory.


According to independent figures, a staggering 43.1 per cent of people watching television in China at peak time on the Final-match evening tuned in to CCTV to watch China play in their first Asian Cup final in 20 years.


These figures mean that, on a nationwide scale, over 250 million people would have seen the game. This compares with audience highs of 24 million for the Final of Euro 2004 and substantially lower figures for other major European football league telecasts.


Viewing figures in Japan are equally impressive, the final attracting 38 per cent of all viewers who were watching television on Saturday evening and a total rating figure of 32.4 per cent.


The 32 games in the 2004 Asian Cup saw 94 goals and 17 red cards, fights between teams as well as team-mates but that's not the half of it. Controversy seemed to follow Japan around especially as captain Miyamoto's complaints led to the referee agreeing to change ends after Japan had missed the first two penalties in the quarter-final shootout against Jordan. Japan went on to win and claw their way past Bahrain in the 4-3 thriller in the semis. And in the final, replays showing Koji Nakata's 65th minute goal was clearly scooped the ball into the net with his hand after latching onto a Shunsuke Nakamura corner. Shunsuke Nakamura , born June 24, 1978) is a Japanese football player who currently plays for Celtic of the Scottish Premier League. ...


However, such distractions and some bizarre refereeing couldn't disguise the fact that the gap between the traditional Asian heavyweights and the minnows has narrowed. Impressive performances from countries such as Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Iraq and Uzbekistan demonstrated that the Asian Cup is becoming increasingly competitive and while maybe it doesn't need to become more exciting, it could do with some more professionalism both on and off the field.


Although Japan beat China in the final, the second half was controversial. According to China coach Arie Haan, the second goal of Japan, which scored from a corner kick, was a handball, while the third was made after a foul on the chinese defender, Sun Jihai. However, there is no doubt that the Japanese side was far dominant than the hosts throughout the game. This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun Sun Jihai (Simplified Chinese: 孙继海) (born September 30, 1977 in Dalian, China) is a Chinese football (soccer) player who currently plays for Manchester City as a defender and for the China national football team as a midfielder. ...


Results

Summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1956
Details
 Hong Kong Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
[1] Flag of Israel
Israel

Hong Kong
[1] Flag of South Vietnam
South Vietnam
1960
Details
Flag of South Korea South Korea Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
[1] Flag of Israel
Israel
Flag of Republic of China
Republic of China
[1] Flag of South Vietnam
South Vietnam
1964
Details
Flag of Israel Israel Flag of Israel
Israel
[1] Flag of India
India
Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
[1] Flag of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
1968
Details
Flag of Iran Iran Flag of Iran
Iran
[1] Flag of Myanmar
Burma
Flag of Israel
Israel
[1] Flag of Republic of China
Republic of China
1972
Details
Flag of Thailand Thailand Flag of Iran
Iran
2–1
after extra time
Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
Flag of Thailand
Thailand
2–2
after extra time
(5–3)
on penalties
Flag of Cambodia
Khmer Republic
1976
Details
Flag of Iran Iran Flag of Iran
Iran
1–0 Flag of Kuwait
Kuwait
Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
1–0 Flag of Iraq
Iraq
1980
Details
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Flag of Kuwait
Kuwait
3–0 Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
Flag of Iran
Iran
3–0 Flag of North Korea
Korea DPR
1984
Details
Flag of Singapore Singapore Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
2–0 Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
Flag of Kuwait
Kuwait
1–1
(5–3)
on penalties
Flag of Iran
Iran
1988
Details
Flag of Qatar Qatar Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
0 – 0
after extra time
(4–3)
on penalties
Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
Flag of Iran
Iran
0 – 0
(3–0)
on penalties
Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
1992
Details
Flag of Japan Japan Flag of Japan
Japan
1–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
1–1
(4–3)
on penalties
Flag of United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
1996
Details
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
0 – 0
after extra time
(4–2)
on penalties
Flag of United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Flag of Iran
Iran
1–1
(3–2)
on penalties
Flag of Kuwait
Kuwait
2000
Details
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Flag of Japan
Japan
1–0 Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
1–0 Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
2004
Details
Flag of People's Republic of China China Flag of Japan
Japan
3–1 Flag of People's Republic of China
China PR
Flag of Iran
Iran
4–2 Flag of Bahrain
Bahrain
2007
Details
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Flag of Thailand Thailand
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam
Flag of Iraq
Iraq
OR Flag of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Flag of South Korea
Korea Republic
0–0
(6–5)
on penalties
Flag of Japan
Japan
2011
Details
Flag of Qatar Qatar

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First international Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... The Asian Football Confederations 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the U.A.E. between December 4 and December 21. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... Logo of the 2004 Asian Cup The Asian Football Confederations 2004 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in China between July 17 and August 7. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals are currently being held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Penalty shootouts, officially named kicks from the penalty mark, are a method sometimes used to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament (or wins the tournament) following a draw in a game of football. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... The Asian Football Confederations 2011 Asian Cup finals will be the 15th time the tournament to be held. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ...

Successful national teams

Team Champions Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3 (1984, 1988, 1996) 2 (1992, 2000) -
Flag of Iran Iran 3 (1968*, 1972, 1976*) - 4 (1980, 1988, 1996, 2004) 1 (1984)
Flag of Japan Japan 3 (1992*, 2000, 2004) - - 1 (2007)
Flag of South Korea Korea Republic 2 (1956, 1960*) 3 (1972, 1980, 1988) 3 (1964, 2000, 2007) -
Flag of Israel Israel** 1 (1964*) 2 (1956, 1960) 1 (1968) -
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 1 (1980*) 1 (1976) 1 (1984) 1 (1996)
Flag of People's Republic of China China PR - 2 (1984, 2004*) 2 (1976, 1992) 2 (1988, 2000)
Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates - 1 (1996*) - 1 (1992)
Flag of India India - 1 (1964) - -
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar - 1 (1968) - -
Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei - - 1 (1960) 1 (1968)
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong - - 1 (1956*) 1 (1964)
Flag of Thailand Thailand - - 1 (1972*) -
Flag of South Vietnam South Vietnam - - - 2 (1956,1960)
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain - - - 1 (2004)
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia - - - 1 (1972)
Flag of Iraq Iraq - - - 1 (1976)
Flag of North Korea Korea DPR - - - 1 (1980)
* = as hosts
** = Israel became UEFA member in 1991

Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links Chinese_Taipei_Football_Flag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Vietnam. ... First international South Vietnam 2 - 4 South Korea (South Vietnam, 15 January 1949) Last International Malaysia 3 - 0 South Vietnam (Thailand, 23 March 1975) Largest win South Vietnam 10 - 0 Laos (Japan; 1 October 1967) Worst defeat Indonesia 9 - 1 South Vietnam (South Korea, 4 May 1971) AFC Asian Cup... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Korea. ... First international Burma 0 - 0 North Korea (Rangoon, Burma; March 22, 1964) Biggest win North Korea 21 - 0 Guam (Taipei, Taiwan; March 11, 2005) Biggest defeat Bulgaria 6 - 1 North Korea (Sofia, Bulgaria; May 25, 1974) Poland 5 - 0 North Korea (Montreal, Canada; July 25, 1976) World Cup Appearances 1... The Union of European Football Associations, almost always referred to by the acronym UEFA (pronounced (you-AY-fuh) or (oo-Ay-fuh) or ), is the administrative and controlling body for European football. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...

Performances by host nations

Year Host nation Finish
1956  Hong Kong Third place
1960 Flag of South Korea Korea Republic Champions
1964 Flag of Israel Israel Champions
1968 Flag of Iran Iran Champions
1972 Flag of Thailand Thailand Third place
1976 Flag of Iran Iran Champions
1980 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Champions
1984 Flag of Singapore Singapore Group stage
1988 Flag of Qatar Qatar Group stage
1992 Flag of Japan Japan Champions
1996 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Runner-up
2000 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Group stage
2004 Flag of People's Republic of China China PR Runner-up
2007 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
Flag of Thailand Thailand
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia
Quarter-final
Group stage
Group stage
Group stage

Image File history File links Hong Kong Flag (1910) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... First international Philippines 2 - 1 China (Philippines; February 1, 1913) Finland 4 - 0 China (Helsinki, Finland; August 4, 1952) Biggest win China 19 - 0 Guam (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; January 26, 2000) Biggest defeat USA 5 - 0 China (Palo Alto, USA; April 4, 1992) World Cup Appearances 1 (First... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ...

Best performances by region

Federation (Region) Best performance
WAFF (West Asia) 7 titles, won by Iran (3), Saudi Arabia (3), Kuwait (1)
EAFF (East Asia) 5 titles, won by Japan (3), Korea Republic (2)
AFF (Southeast Asia) Runner-up (Myanmar, 1968)
SAFF (Central and South Asia) Runner-up (India, 1964)

The West Asian Football Federation, or WAFF, is an association of the football playing nations in Western Asia. ... EAFF Logo The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded in May 28, 2002, is an association of the football playing nations in East Asia. ... ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a subset of nations within the Asian Football Confederation from Southeast Asia. ...

Awards

Most Valuable Players

Year Player
1984 Flag of People's Republic of China Jia Xiuquan
1988 Flag of South Korea Kim Joo-Sung
1992 Flag of Japan Takuya Takagi
1996 Flag of Iran Khodadad Azizi
2000 Flag of Japan Hiroshi Nanami
2004 Flag of Japan Shunsuke Nakamura

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Jia Xiuquan(Simplified Chinese:贾秀全, 1963-), born in Dalian, Liaoning, is the current the interim coach of Chinas national soccer team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Kim Joo-Sung (born January 17, 1966) is a former South Korean football midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Takuya Takagi (born 12 November 1967) is a reitred Japanese football player who is currently the manager of Yokohama FC. He was capped 45 times and scored 27 goals for the Japanese national team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Khodadad Azizi (Persian: , born June 22, 1971 in Piranshahr, Iran) is a retired professional football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hiroshi Nanami (名波 浩, born November 28, 1972, Shizuoka) is a professional footballer for Jubilo Iwata of the J. League, the top professional football league in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Shunsuke Nakamura , born June 24, 1978) is a Japanese football player who currently plays for Celtic of the Scottish Premier League. ...

Top Scorers

Year Player Goals
1956 Flag of Israel Nahum Stelmach 4
1960 Flag of South Korea Cho Yoon-Ok 4
1964 Flag of Israel Mordechai Spiegler 2
1968 Flag of Iran Homayoun Behzadi
Flag of Israel Giora Spiegel
Flag of Israel Moshe Romano
4
1972 Flag of South Korea Park Ee-Chon 6
1976 Flag of Iran Nasser Nouraei
Flag of Iran Gholam Hossein Mazloomi
Flag of Kuwait Fatehi Kamil
3
1980 Flag of Iran Behtash Fariba
Flag of South Korea Choi Soon-Ho
7
1984 Flag of People's Republic of China Jia Xiuquan
Flag of Iran Nasser Mohammadkhani
Flag of Iran Shahrokh Baiani
3
1988 Flag of South Korea Lee Tae-Ho 3
1992 Flag of Saudi Arabia Fahad Al-Bishi 3
1996 Flag of Iran Ali Daei 8
2000 Flag of South Korea Lee Dong-Gook 6
2004 Flag of Bahrain A'ala Hubail
Flag of Iran Ali Karimi
5

Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Nahum Stelmach (Hebrew: נחום סטלמך) was an Israeli footballer manager who was chosen third by Yediot Aharonots greatest Israeli footballers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Mordechai Spiegler (Hebrew: מרדכי שפיגלר, born 19 August 1944) is a former Israeli footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Homayoun Behzadi (born January 20, 1942 in Khorramabad, Iran) is a retired Iranian footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Giora Spiegel (Hebrew: גיורא שפיגל), (born July 27, 1947 in Petah Tikva) is a former Israeli international footballer and is currently a manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Nasser Nouraei is a retired Iranian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Gholam Hossein Mazloomi (born 13 January 1950 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian retired football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Fathi Kamel Marzouq (born in 1955) was one of Kuwaits most talented players in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Behtash Fariba (born 11 February 1955) is a retired Iranian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Jia Xiuquan(Simplified Chinese:贾秀全, 1963-), born in Dalian, Liaoning, is the current the interim coach of Chinas national soccer team for the 2008 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Fahad Al Bishi was born September 10, 1965 in Bisha. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Ali Daei (Persian: , born March 21, 1969 in Ardabil, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player who currently is manager of Saipa F.C. in Irans Premier Football League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Lee Dong-Gook (Korean: 이동국, Hanja: 李東國, born April 29, 1979 in Pohang, South Korea) is a South Korean football player also known as the Lion King among his fans. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Aala Hubail (Arabic: علاء حبيل) (born 25 June 1982) is a Bahraini footballer who plays as a striker for Bahrain and Al-Gharafah. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Mohammad Ali Karimi Pashaki (Persian: , born on November 8, 1978 in Karaj, Iran) is an Iranian football player. ...

Records and statistics

Tournament summaries

Year Teams Matches Goals
Qualification Final Total Average
1956 7 4 6 26 4.33
1960 10 4 6 21 3.50
1964 12 4 6 13 2.17
1968 14 5 10 32 3.20
1972 15 6 12 38 3.17
1976 17 6 10 25 2.50
1980 18 10 24 76 3.17
1984 21 10 24 44 1.83
1988 20 10 24 54 2.25
1992 20 8 16 31 1.94
1996 33 12 26 78 3.00
2000 42 12 26 77 2.96
2004 41 16 32 94 2.94
2007 28 16

Overall top goalscorers

Goals Scorers
14 Flag of Iran Ali Daei
10 Flag of South Korea Lee Dong-Gook
9 Flag of Japan Naohiro Takahara
8 Flag of Kuwait Jassem Al Houwaidi
7 Flag of South Korea Choi Soon-Ho, Flag of Iran Behtash Fariba, Flag of Iran Hosein Kalani

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Ali Daei (Persian: , born March 21, 1969 in Ardabil, Iran) is a retired Iranian football player who currently is manager of Saipa F.C. in Irans Premier Football League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Lee Dong-Gook (Korean: 이동국, Hanja: 李東國, born April 29, 1979 in Pohang, South Korea) is a South Korean football player also known as the Lion King among his fans. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Naohiro Takahara , born June 4, 1979) is a Japanese footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Jasem Al Houwaidi was among the Kuwaiti national football team that came 24th in the FIFA ranking. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Behtash Fariba (born 11 February 1955) is a retired Iranian football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ...

Most tournaments appeared

The tabulated below is the players who had appeared more than four times in the history of tournament.

Player App. Years
Flag of Iran Mahdi Mahdavikia 4 1996, 2000, 2004, 2007
Flag of People's Republic of China Li Ming 4 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
Flag of United Arab Emirates Adnan Al-Talyani 4 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996

Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Mehdi Mahdavikia (Persian: , born July 24, 1977 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian football player who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... One of the best Chinese footballers of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Adnan Khamees Al Talyani (Arabic: عدنان الطلياني) (born 30 October 1964) is a football player from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ...

AFC Asian Cup winning managers

Year Head coach Champions
1956 Flag of South Korea Lee Yoo-Hyung Flag of South Korea Korea Republic
1960 Flag of South Korea Wui Hye-Deok Flag of South Korea Korea Republic
1964 Flag of Hungary Gyula Mándi Flag of Israel Israel
1968 Flag of Iran Mahmoudi Bayati Flag of Iran Iran
1972 Flag of Iran Mohamed Ranjbar Flag of Iran Iran
1976 Flag of Iran Heshmat Mohajerani Flag of Iran Iran
1980 Flag of Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira Flag of Kuwait Kuwait
1984 Flag of Saudi Arabia Khalil Al-Zayani Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
1988 Flag of Brazil Carlos Alberto Parreira Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
1992 Flag of Netherlands Hans Ooft Flag of Japan Japan
1996 Flag of Portugal Nelo Vingada Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
2000 Flag of France Philippe Troussier Flag of Japan Japan
2004 Flag of Brazil Zico Flag of Japan Japan

Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Gyula Mándi, also referred to as Mándi Gyula or Julius Mandel (*1899, ↑1969) was a Hungarian footballer and manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Heshmat Mohajerani (born January, 1936 in Mashhad, Iran) is an Iranian football coach and former player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran_(1964). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira (born February 27, 1943, in Rio de Janeiro) is a football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira (born February 27, 1943, in Rio de Janeiro) is a football manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Marius Johan (Hans) Ooft is a Dutch football manager who is the first foreigner to coach Japan national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Eduardo Manuel Martinho Vingada, OIH, commonly known by Nelo Vingada is a Portuguese football (soccer) manager, born in Serpa, Alentejo region, on 30 March 1953. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Phillipe Troussier (born March 21, 1955 in Paris) is a former French football (soccer) player and now a manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Arthur Antunes Coimbra (born in March 3, 1953), better known as Zico , is a former Brazilian footballer, one of the best midfielders in the world and possibly the worlds best player in the early 80s[2] He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ...

Score

First international Sudan 9 - 0 North Yemen (Egypt, September 5, 1965) Malaysia 0 - 1 Yemen (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; September 8, 1990) Biggest win Yemen 11 - 2 Bhutan (Kuwait City, Kuwait; February 18, 2000) Biggest defeat Libya 16 - 1 North Yemen (Egypt, September ?, 1965) Saudi Arabia 7 - 0 Yemen (Jeddah, Saudi...

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Final tournaments in round-robin format

External links

  • Official Website for 2007 AFC Asian Cup
  • RSSSF archive
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