AFC Asian Cup

international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation

The AFC Asian Cup, commonly known as the Asian Cup, is the main association football competition played by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It has been held every four years since 1956, in the even-numbered year between FIFA World Cup tournaments until 2004, and in the year after FIFA World Cup tournaments since 2007.

AFC Asian Cup trophy

Past AFC Asian Cup resultsEdit

Edition Year Hosts Final Third place match or losing semi-finalists Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1956   Hong Kong  
South Korea
round-robin  
Israel
 
Hong Kong
round-robin  
South Vietnam
4
2 1960   South Korea  
South Korea
round-robin  
Israel
 
Republic of China
round-robin  
South Vietnam
4
3 1964   Israel  
Israel
round-robin  
India
 
South Korea
round-robin  
Hong Kong
4
4 1968   Iran  
Iran
round-robin  
Burma
 
Israel
round-robin  
Republic of China
5
5 1972   Thailand  
Iran
2–1 (aet)  
South Korea
 
Thailand
2–2 (aet)

(5–3 p)

 
Cambodia
6
6 1976   Iran  
Iran
1–0  
Kuwait
 
China PR
1–0  
Iraq
6
7 1980   Kuwait  
Kuwait
3–0  
South Korea
 
Iran
3–0  
North Korea
10
8 1984   Singapore  
Saudi Arabia
2–0  
China PR
 
Kuwait
1–1 (aet)

(5–3 p)

 
Iran
10
9 1988   Qatar  
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (aet)

(4–3 p)

 
South Korea
 
Iran
0–0 (aet)

(3–0 p)

 
China PR
10
10 1992   Japan  
Japan
1–0  
Saudi Arabia
 
China PR
1–1 (aet)

(4–3 p)

 
United Arab Emirates
8
11 1996   United Arab Emirates  
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (aet)

(4–2 p)

 
United Arab Emirates
 
Iran
1–1 (aet)

(3–2 p)

 
Kuwait
12
12 2000   Lebanon  
Japan
1–0  
Saudi Arabia
 
South Korea
1–0  
China PR
12
13 2004   China  
Japan
3–1  
China PR
 
Iran
4–2  
Bahrain
16
14 2007   Indonesia  Malaysia  Thailand  Vietnam  
Iraq
1–0  
Saudi Arabia
 
South Korea
0–0 (aet)

(6–5 p)

 
Japan
16
15 2011   Qatar  
Japan
1–0 (aet)  
Australia
 
South Korea
3–2  
Uzbekistan
16
16 2015   Australia  
Australia
2–1 (aet)  
South Korea
 
United Arab Emirates
3–2  
Iraq
16
17 2019   United Arab Emirates  
Qatar
3–1  
Japan
  Iran and   United Arab Emirates 24
18 2023   China TBD TBD TBD TBD 24

Wins by teamEdit

Team Titles Runners-up
  Japan 4 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) 1 (2019)
  Saudi Arabia 3 (1984, 1988, 1996) 3 (1992, 2000, 2007)
  Iran 3 (1968, 1972, 1976)
  South Korea 2 (1956, 1960) 4 (1972, 1980, 1988, 2015)
  Israel 1 (1964) 2 (1956, 1960)
  Kuwait 1 (1980) 1 (1976)
  Australia 1 (2015) 1 (2011)
  Iraq 1 (2007)
  Qatar 1 (2019)
  China PR 2 (1984, 2004)
  India 1 (1964)
  Myanmar 1 (1968)
  United Arab Emirates 1 (1996)

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