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Encyclopedia > Asian Football Confederation
Asian Football Confederation


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Motto "The Future is Asia"
Formation 1954
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Membership 46 member associations (from 4 regional federations)
President Mohammed Bin Hammam
Website http://www.the-afc.com

The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel but including Australia. It was founded in 1954 in Manila, Philippines, and is one of FIFA's six Continental Confederations. (Nations with some European and some Asian territory, such as Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Georgia, are instead covered by UEFA.) The main headquarters is located in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The current president is Mohammed Bin Hammam of Qatar. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... Mohammed Bin Hammam (born May 8, 1949 in Doha, Qatar) is the president of the Asian Football Confederation. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... This article is about an international football organization. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, 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. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... Mohammed Bin Hammam (born May 8, 1949 in Doha, Qatar) is the president of the Asian Football Confederation. ...

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AFC competitions

The AFC runs the Asian Cup, a competition for the national football teams of Asia held every four years, as well as the Asian World Cup Qualifying Tournament and the AFC Challenge Cup. It also runs the Asian Olympics Qualifying Tournament. The AFC also runs three levels of annual international club competitions. The most prestigious (and oldest of the current AFC club competitions) is the AFC Champions League tournament, based on the UEFA Champions League, formed in 2002/03 with the amalgamation of the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup. (An Asian Super Cup competition between the winners of these two major tournaments ended with the birth of the AFC Champions League.) The other competitions branched off this in 2004 when the 'Vision Asia' blueprint for development was launched. This led to the top fourteen AFC nations, the 'mature nations', sending their best teams to the AFC Champions League. The next 14 nations, the 'developing nations' qualify to send their teams to the AFC Cup. The Asian Cup is run by the Asian Football Confederation. ... The Asian Football Confederation consists of 44 teams which are affiliated to FIFA, footballs governing body. ... The AFC Challenge Cup is a national Football competition for emerging countries (those in the lowest (of three) categories as designed by the AFC president) that are members of the AFC. The first tournament will be held in 2006 in Nepal and Bangladesh. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics/Preliminaries. ... The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asian Champions League Logo The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between club Champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... The Asian Cup Winners Cup was a association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The Asian Super Cup was an annual competition between the winners of the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup. ... The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ...


The rest of the AFC-affiliated countries, the 'emerging nations' send their teams to the AFC President's Cup. The teams which qualify from each country are usually the champions and the cup winners [1]. Currently there is no promotion and relegation between the different levels of nations. The AFC Presidents Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ...


The AFC is going to revamp 22 leagues in Asia, 10 of them by 2009-2012. This is due to the poor performance / absence of Asian teams in the 2006 World Cup. The reforms include: increasing transparency, increase competitiveness, improving training facilities and forcing the leagues to have a system of relegation and promotion. [2]


The 10 leagues marked for reform are: Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, India, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The proposal would mark a radical change in Australia, where professional leagues in all sports are organised on a model of franchised teams and closed league membership, a system most commonly identified with North America. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


There are 12 AFC Nations that play in the UAFA organised Arab Nations Cup. These nations are Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Yemen Comoros Djibouti Palestine Egypt Mauritania Somalia Sudan Syria Iraq Saudi Arabia Libya Tunisia Algeria Morocco Oman United Arab Emirates Bahrain Qatar Arab Nations Cup Category: ... The Arab Cup of Nations is a soccer competition held between Arab countries. ...


Women's football in Asia

The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) is the section of the AFC who manage women's football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986 the ALFC merged with the AFC [3]. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation helped organise the AFC Women's Championship, first held in 1975, as well as the AFC's AFC U-19 Women's Championship and the AFC U-17 Women's Championship. Asian Football Confederation Logo The 46 member Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of football in Asia, excluding Cyprus and Israel. ... UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ... The AFC Womens Championship is a biannual competition in womens football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The AFC U-19 Womens Championship is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 Womens World Championship. ... The AFC Womens U-17 Championship is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Championship. ...


On January 1, 2006 Australia became the 46th member of the AFC. See the list of AFC member states. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of the mens national football (soccer) teams in the world. ...


Regions

The AFC is split into 4 regions[4]. Below shows how the national teams of Asia are split up by region (but are not necessarily part of their regional football federation). As a rule, because of cultural restrictions, only the ASEAN and East Asian regions field equivalent women's teams. Sharia (Arabic: transliteration: ) is the dynamic body of Islamic religious law. ...


ASEAN Football Federation

ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) is a subset of nations within the Asian Football Confederation from Southeast Asia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cambodia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... First international Sri Lanka 3 - 2 Timor-Leste (Colombo, Sri Lanka; March 21, 2003) Biggest win - Biggest defeat Thailand 8 - 0 Timor-Leste (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; December 12, 2004) The Timor-Leste national football team is the national team of Timor-Leste and is controlled by the Federaçao Futebol... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Laos. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Myanmar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vietnam. ...

East Asian Football Federation

EAFF Logo The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded in May 28, 2002, is an association of the football playing nations in East Asia. ... 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 Chinese_Taipei_Football_Flag. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... 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... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mongolia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Northern_Mariana_Islands. ...

West Asian Football Federation

The West Asian Football Federation, or WAFF, is an association of the football playing nations in Western Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iraq. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jordan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lebanon. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Palestine. ... First International Egypt 8 - 1 Palestine (Egypt; July 26, 1953) Largest win Palestine 8 - 0 Chinese Taipei (Doha, Qatar; February 18, 2004) Worst defeat Egypt 8 - 1 Palestine (Egypt; July 26, 1953) World Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - AFC Asian Cup Appearances none (First in -) Best result - The... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Yemen. ...

Central and South Asian Football Federation

Main article: Central and South Asian Football Federation

(*South Asian countries) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bhutan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Maldives. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nepal. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tajikistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkmenistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ...


Competitions

AFC tournaments

AFC football
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Asian Cup | Challenge Cup | Youth Championship | U-17 Championship | Futsal Championship This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The AFC Challenge Cup is a national Football competition for emerging countries (those in the lowest (of three) categories as designed by the AFC president) that are members of the AFC. The first tournament will be held in 2006 in Nepal and Bangladesh. ... The AFC Youth Championship is an annual football competition organised by the sports Asian governing body, Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The AFC U-17 Championship is a meeting held once in two years for Asian under-17 teams and serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. ... The AFC Futsal Championship is the main national futsal competition of the Asian Football Confederation nations. ...

AFC clubs football

Champions League | Cup | President's Cup | Cup Winners Cup (defunct) | Super Cup (defunct) The AFC Champions League is an annual international inter-club football competition between the champions and cup winners of the top 14 Asian leagues. ... The AFC Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The AFC Presidents Cup is an annual international association football competition between domestic clubs sides run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The Asian Cup Winners Cup was a association football competition run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The Asian Super Cup was an annual competition between the winners of the Asian Champions Cup and the Asian Cup Winners Cup. ...

AFC women's football

Asian Cup | U-19 Championship | U-17 Championship The AFC Womens Asian Cup is a biannual competition in womens football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). ... The AFC U-19 Womens Championship is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 Womens World Championship. ... The AFC Womens U-17 Championship is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-17 Womens World Championship. ...

Regional tournaments

The ASEAN Football Championship (formerly known as Tiger Cup) is a biennial international football competition organised by the ASEAN Football Federation, contested by the national teams of nations in Southeast Asia. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, 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. ... The East Asian Cup is a football competition of East Asian countries and territories, held by the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). ... The South Asian Football Federation Cup also called the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (In 1993 called the South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation Gold Cup and in 1995 called the South Asian Gold Cup 95) is a football competition of mainly South Asian countries and territories. ... The West Asian Football Federation Championship is a football competition of mainly West Asian countries and territories, that are not invited to the Gulf Cup of Nations [1]. The countries that competed in one or more tournaments are Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria. ... The Gulf Cup (Arabic: ‎) is a football (soccer) tournament held every two years, open to teams from around the Persian Gulf. ...

World Cup qualifiers

The first Football World Cup was staged in 1930. ... The 1934 Football World Cup was hosted by Mussolinis Italy. ... The 1938 Football World Cup was played in France, the second tournament in a row to be played in Europe. ... First international China (club side) 2 - 0 Dutch East Indies (Philippines; May 5, 1934) Nan Hwa 2 - 2 Indonesia (Semarang, Indonesia; August 7, 1937) Biggest win Indonesia 13 - 0 Philippines (Jakarta, Indonesia; December 23, 2002) Biggest defeat Denmark 9 - 0 Indonesia (Copenhagen, Denmark; September 3, 1974) World Cup Appearances 1... The 1950 Football World Cup was the only World Cup ever held which was not decided by a knockout final (although the last match of the tournament did end up determining the overall winner, and this match, also known as Maracanazo, is usually referred to as if it had been... The 1954 Football World Cup was held in Switzerland. ... The 1958 Football World Cup remained in Europe,In Bern, Switzerland in June 1954 in its congress with 32 votes FIFA gives the right to hold the event to Sweden. ... In 1962 the Football World Cup returned to the continent of South America. ... 1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. ... 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 1970 Football World Cup was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... The Union Européenne de Football Association or Union of European Football Associations in English, 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. ... The 1974 Football World Cup was held in West Germany. ... The 1978 Football World Cup was held in Argentina. ... The 1982 Football World Cup was held in Spain. ... The 1986 Football World Cup was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... The 1990 Football World Cup was designated by FIFA in 1984 to be held in Italy, making it the second country to host the event two times. ... The 1994 Football World Cup held in the USA was won by Brazil who beat Italy 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game and extra time ended 0-0. ... The 1998 Football World Cup was held in France by the FIFA decision in July 1992. ... The 2002 Football World Cup (Official name: 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan) was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... 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... The 2006 FIFA World Cup (officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, sometimes referred to as the Football World Cup) finals are scheduled to take place in Germany between 9 June and 9 July 2006. ...

Totals (current members)

Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... 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 This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... OFC is a TLA that may stand for: Oakland Fitness Council Objective force capabilities Oceania Football Confederation Offshore financial center Olayan Financing Company (Saudia Arabia) Ontario Fitness Council Open fiber control Open File Connection (Legato Systems) Open Financial Connectivity Optical fiber communication Optical Fiber Conference Optical fiber coupler Oregon Fishing... 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_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... 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... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kuwait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ...

AFC Awards

Asian Footballer of the Year

See Asian Footballer of the Year The Asian Footballer of the Year award is presented to the best football player from Asia. ...


Asian Young Footballer of the Year

See Asian Young Footballer of the Year // RSSSF Archive Asian Footballer of the Year AFC Categories: | ...


Asian Cup Most Valuable Player

See Asian Cup Most Valuable Player Categories: | | ...


Asian Women's Player of the Year

See AFC Women's Player of the Year


External links

  • Official Website
  • Asian Champions League Website
  • Asian Cup website
  • AFC Women's Asian Cup and AFC U-19 Women's Championship
  • Asian women's football history
  • FootballAsia.com - article on ranking systems for AFC club competitions
  • Unofficial Asian Football Forum

  Results from FactBites:
 
TheFA.com - FA present Asian football blueprint (478 words)
A high level FA delegation was in Kuala Lumpur this week as specially-invited guests of the AFC to formally present a Strategic Development Plan for Asian Football to Asian Football Confederation executives and its members.
The result was a series of recommendations for the development of Asian football from grass roots to elite player development, through to coach education.
Such was the interest in the plan that new AFC President, Mohammed Bin Hammam, thanking The FA for their ongoing support through the FA/AFC Technical Co-operation Agreement, announced in his first address to his confederation members that the AFC would be adopting some of the recommendations in 2003.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) | YAMAHA MOTOR (260 words)
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of the sport of football and comprised of the six confederations in different regions.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is one of the FIFA’s six confederations, representing 44 countries/regions in South East Asia and the Middle East, including Japan and South Korea.
The AFC office is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and responsible for International football events and club team activities to develop Asian football to the highest level and to improve infrastructure throughout the region.
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