AFC Women's Asian Cup

The AFC Women's Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship) is a quadrennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition is also known as the Asian Women's Football Championship and the Asian Women's Championship. 19 tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Japan. The competition also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

AFC Women's Asian Cup
Founded1975 (1975)
RegionAFC (Asia)
Number of teams12
Current champions Japan
(2nd title)
Most successful team(s) China PR
(8 titles)
2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup

Overview

The competition was set up by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a part of the AFC responsible for women's football. The first competition was held in 1975 and was held every two years after this, except for a period in the 1980s where the competition was held every three years. The ALFC was initially a separate organisation but was absorbed into the AFC in 1986.

The competition has been dominated by countries from the Pacific Rim, with the China women's national football team having won 8 times, including a series of 7 consecutive victories.

The tournament frequency changed to every 4 years effective from 2014,[1] after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[2]

From 1975 to 1981, matches were 60 minutes in duration.[3]

Results

Year Hosts Final Third Place Match
Winners Score Runners-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1975
Details
 Hong Kong
New Zealand
3 – 1
Thailand

Australia
5 – 0
Malaysia
1977
Details
 Republic of China
Republic of China
[lower-alpha 1]
3 – 1
Thailand

Singapore
2 – 0
Indonesia
1979
Details
 India
Chinese Taipei
2 – 0
India South

Western Australia
cancelled[lower-alpha 2]
Hong Kong
1981
Details
 Hong Kong
Chinese Taipei
5 – 0
Thailand

India
2 – 0
Hong Kong
1983
Details
 Thailand
Thailand
3 – 0
India

Malaysia
0 – 0
(5–4) pen
[4]

Singapore
1986
Details
 Hong Kong
China PR
2 – 0
Japan

Thailand
3 – 0
Indonesia
1989
Details
 Hong Kong
China PR
1 – 0
Chinese Taipei

Japan
3 – 1
Hong Kong
1991
Details
 Japan
China PR
5 – 0
Japan

Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(5–4) pen

North Korea
1993
Details
 Malaysia
China PR
3 – 0
North Korea

Japan
3 – 0
Chinese Taipei
1995
Details
 Malaysia
China PR
2 – 0
Japan

Chinese Taipei
0 – 0
(3–0) pen

South Korea
1997
Details
 China
China PR
2 – 0
North Korea

Japan
2 – 0
Chinese Taipei
1999
Details
 Philippines
China PR
3 – 0
Chinese Taipei

North Korea
3 – 2
Japan
2001
Details
 Chinese Taipei
North Korea
2 – 0
Japan

China PR
8 – 0
South Korea
2003
Details
 Thailand
North Korea
2 – 1 aet
China PR

South Korea
1 – 0
Japan
2006
Details
 Australia
China PR
2 – 2 aet
(4–2) pen

Australia

North Korea
3 – 2
Japan
2008
Details
 Vietnam
North Korea
2 – 1
China PR

Japan
3 – 0
Australia
2010
Details
 China
Australia
1 – 1 aet
(5–4) pen

North Korea

Japan
2 – 0
China PR
2014
Details
 Vietnam
Japan
1 – 0
Australia

China PR
2 – 1
South Korea
2018
Details
 Jordan
Japan
1 – 0
Australia

China PR
3 – 1
Thailand

Note: aet: after extra time

  1. Competes as Chinese Taipei since 1979
  2. The match was cancelled as Hong Kong team members have already booked the flight to leave Kozhikode before kickoff, otherwise they had to stay behind for further four days for another earliest flight to Hong Kong, which would have upset the team's schedule. Both teams were declared third place.

Performance by nation

Rank Nation Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Total
1 China PR823114
2 North Korea33219
3 Chinese Taipei32229
4 Japan245314
5 Australia13217
6 Thailand13116
7 New Zealand10001
8 India02103
9 South Korea00134
10 Malaysia00112
 Singapore00112
12 Hong Kong00033
13 Indonesia00022
Total1919191976

Participating nations

Team
1975
(6)

1977
(6)

1979
(6)

1981
(8)

1983
(6)

1986
(7)

1989
(8)

1991
(9)

1993
(8)

1995
(11)

1997
(11)

1999
(15)

2001
(14)

2003
(14)

2006
(9)

2008
(8)

2010
(8)

2014
(8)

2018
(8)
Years
 Australia 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 7
 China PR 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 14
 Chinese Taipei 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd GS GS GS GS 13
 Guam GS GS GS GS 4
 Hong Kong GS GS 4th 4th GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 14
 India 2nd 3rd 2nd GS GS GS GS GS 8
 Indonesia 4th GS 4th GS 4
 Japan GS GS 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 16
 Jordan GS GS 2
 Kazakhstan GS GS GS 3
 North Korea GS 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 10
 South Korea GS GS 4th GS GS 4th 3rd GS GS GS 4th 5th 12
 Malaysia 4th GS 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
 Myanmar GS GS GS GS 4
   Nepal GS GS GS 3
 New Zealand 1st 1
 Philippines GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th 9
 Singapore GS 3rd GS 4th GS GS GS 7
 Thailand 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 5th 4th 16
 Uzbekistan GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Vietnam GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th GS 8

General statistics

As of 2018

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  China PR 1470574934833+315175
2  Japan 16765242034757+290160
3  North Korea 10533661124238+204114
4  Chinese Taipei 13593651816577+88113
5  Thailand 166333228110156−46101
6  South Korea 12482461814673+7378
7  Australia 736186126441+2360
8  India 835163166361+251
9  Hong Kong 14571144226191−16537
10  Vietnam 82790183280−4827
11  Singapore 727711921115−9422
12  Uzbekistan 5167091564−4921
13  Malaysia 934532620161−14118
14  Indonesia 4144191749−3213
15  New Zealand 14400113+812
16  Philippines 931312714180−16610
17  Kazakhstan 392251639−238
18  Myanmar 41421111447−337
19  Guam 41510145112−1073
20  Jordan 26006529−240
21    Nepal 3100010167−660

See also

References

  1. "Competition Regulations AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 Qualifiers". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 25 July 2012. The AFC stages the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2014 (Qualifiers) (hereafter the "Competition") for the senior women's national teams once every four (4) years. (In Section 1)
  2. "VFF AimTo Host 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup". Asean Football Federation. 5 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  3. "Asian Women's Championship". Archived from the original on 21 October 2011.
  4. "Newspapers – The Straits Times, 18 April 1983, Page 43". Retrieved 23 February 2012.
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