AFC U-23 Championship

AFC U-23 Championship
Founded 2012 (as AFC U-22 Championship)
Region Asia (AFC)
Number of teams 16
Current champions  Uzbekistan
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Japan
 Iraq
 Uzbekistan
(1 title each)
2018 AFC U-23 Championship

The AFC U-23 Championship (also known as the AFC U-23 Asian Cup[1]) is an international football tournament held by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The first edition was initially set to be held in 2013 and its qualification matches in 2012, but the finals tournament was postponed to be played in January 2014 due to the 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup.[2][3]

The tournament is planned to be held every two years. The 2016 tournament doubled as the 2016 Olympic qualifiers, where the top 3 teams qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[2] The 2016 edition took place in January 2016.[4][5] The tournament was also renamed from the "AFC U-22 Championship" to the "AFC U-23 Championship".[6]


Format

The overview of the competition format in the 2016 tournament was as follows:[7]

  • Sixteen teams competed in the final tournament, including the hosts which were automatically qualified.
  • Teams were seeded by the result of 2013 AFC U-22 Championship.
  • The tournament was held in 18 days.
  • Three or four stadiums in at most two cities were needed to host the tournament.

In addition, players would be ineligible for participating in the AFC U-16 Championship if they participated in a higher age group competition (this tournament or the AFC U-19 Championship).[7]

Results

Year Hosts Final Third place match
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2014
Details
 Oman
Iraq
1–0
Saudi Arabia

Jordan
0–0
(3–2 PSO)

South Korea
2016
Details
 Qatar
Japan
3–2
South Korea

Iraq
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Qatar
2018
Details
 China
Uzbekistan
2–1 (a.e.t.)
Vietnam

Qatar
1–0
South Korea
2020
Details
 Thailand

Teams reaching the top four

Team Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total (Top 4)
 Iraq 1 (2013) 1 (2016) 2
 Japan 1 (2016) 1
 Uzbekistan 1 (2018) 1
 South Korea 1 (2016) 2 (2013, 2018) 3
 Saudi Arabia 1 (2013) 1
 Vietnam 1 (2018) 1
 Qatar 1 (2018) 1 (2016)* 2
 Jordan 1 (2013) 1

(*) Host

Medal summary

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Iraq1012
2 Uzbekistan1001
 Japan1001
4 South Korea0101
 Saudi Arabia0101
 Vietnam0101
7 Jordan0011
 Qatar0011
Total3339

Participating teams

Teams
2013

2016

2018

2020
 Australia QFGSGS
 China PR GSGSGS
 Iraq 1st3rdQF
 Iran GSQF
 Japan QF1stQF
 Jordan 3rdQFGS
 Kuwait GS
 Malaysia QF
 Myanmar GS
 North Korea GSQFGS
 Oman GSGS
 Palestine QF
 Qatar 4th3rd
 Saudi Arabia 2ndGSGS
 South Korea 4th2nd4th
 Syria QFGSGS
 Thailand GSGS
 United Arab Emirates QFQF
 Uzbekistan GSGS1st
 Vietnam GS2nd
 Yemen GSGS
Total16161616
Legend

All-time results

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iraq 31612312913+1639
2  South Korea 31810443218+1434
3  Japan 31410222814+1432
4  Qatar 2129122616+1028
5  Uzbekistan 3127142113+822
6  Jordan 3134631611+518
7  Saudi Arabia 3124441616+016
8  Australia 3104151012-213
9  United Arab Emirates 2833277012
10  Syria 373341013-312
11  North Korea 3102441214-210
12  Iran 27313121207
13  Vietnam 291351117-66
14  Palestine 1411286+24
15  Malaysia 1411247-34
16  China PR 391081317-43
17  Oman 2610548-43
18  Thailand 26024414-102
19  Kuwait 1301214-31
20  Myanmar 13003113-120
21  Yemen 26006215-130

See also

References

  1. "Fifteen sides storm to U-22 finals". Asian Football Confederation. 16 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  2. 1 2 "Call to improve AFC competitions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  3. "Competitions Committee takes key decisions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  4. "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2016 (AC2019-Jan-version)" (PDF). AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-29.
  5. "AFC Calendar of Competitions 2016 (AC2019-June/July-version)" (PDF). AFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-29.
  6. "AFC Competitions Committee meeting". the-afc.com. 28 November 2014.
  7. 1 2 "AFC announces key competition decisions". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. 2 August 2011. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
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