Asian Football Confederation

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Asian Football Confederation
AbbreviationAFC
Formation7 May 1954; 69 years ago (1954-05-07)
Founded atManila, Philippines[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia[a]
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
Arabic
English[2]
Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Vice Presidents
See list
General Secretary
Windsor John[3][4]
Parent organization
FIFA
Subsidiaries
  • AFF (Southeast Asia)
  • CAFA (Central Asia)
  • EAFF (East Asia)
  • SAFF (South Asia)
  • WAFF (Western Asia)
Websitethe-afc.com

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football, beach soccer, and futsal in most countries/territories in Asia[a]. The AFC was formed in 1954. It has 47 members. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) was the section of AFC that managed women's association football in Asia. The group was independently founded in April 1968 in a meeting involving Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. In 1986, ALFC merged with AFC.[5]

NOTE - according to the Coaches Across Continents (CAC) annual report for 2021,[6] the AFC is a partner of CAC. CAC is a worldwide partnership of over 100 organsiations that seeks to create active citizens and achieve social impact through sport.

Executive Committee[edit]

AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President[7]
FIFA Council Members[7]
AFC Vice Presidents[7]
AFC Executive Committee Members[7]
AFC Female Executive Committee Members[7]
General Secretary

Notes

  1. ^ a b Also including some countries/territories in Oceania such as Australia, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  2. ^ also a FIFA Council Member

Member associations[edit]

AFC regional federations

The AFC has 47 member associations split into 5 regions (West, Central, South, East, and South-east (ASEAN nations)). Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam were the founding members.[8][9]

Some nations have proposed splitting the confederation, forming a separate South West Asian Federation.[10][11][12]

Code Name National teams Founded FIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUS  Australia[m 1] 1961 1963 2006 Yes[m 2]
BRU  Brunei 1952 1972 1969 Yes
CAM  Cambodia 1933 1954 1954 Yes
IDN  Indonesia 1930 1952 1954 Yes
LAO  Laos 1951 1952 1968 Yes
MAS  Malaysia 1933 1954 1954 Yes
MYA  Myanmar 1947 1948 1954 Yes
PHI  Philippines 1907 1930 1954 Yes
SGP  Singapore 1892 1952 1954 Yes
THA  Thailand 1916 1925 1954 Yes
TLS  East Timor 2002 2005 2002 Yes
VIE  Vietnam 1960 1952 1954 Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFG  Afghanistan 1933 1948 1954 Yes
IRN  Islamic Republic of Iran 1920 1948 1958 Yes
KGZ  Kyrgyz Republic 1992 1994 1993 Yes
TJK  Tajikistan 1936 1994 1993 Yes
TKM  Turkmenistan 1992 1994 1993 Yes
UZB  Uzbekistan 1946 1994 1993 Yes
East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) (10)
CHN  China 1924 1931 1974 Yes
TPE  Chinese Taipei[m 3] 1936 1954 1954 Yes
PRK  DPR Korea 1945 1958 1974 Yes
GUM  Guam 1975 1996 1991 Yes[m 2]
HKG  Hong Kong, China 1914 1954 1954 Yes
JPN  Japan 1921 1921 1954 Yes
KOR  Korea Republic 1928 1948 1954 Yes
MAC  Macau 1939 1978 1978 No[m 4]
MNG  Mongolia 1959 1998 1993 Yes
NMI  Northern Mariana Islands 2005 N/A 2020 No[m 5]
South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) (7)
BAN  Bangladesh 1972 1976 1974 Yes
BHU  Bhutan 1983 2000 1993 Yes
IND  India 1937 1948 1954 Yes
MDV  Maldives 1982 1986 1984 Yes
NEP    Nepal 1951 1972 1954 Yes
PAK  Pakistan 1947 1948 1954 Yes
SRI  Sri Lanka 1939 1952 1954 Yes
West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) (12)
BHR  Bahrain 1957 1968 1969 Yes
IRQ  Iraq 1948 1950 1970 Yes
JOR  Jordan 1949 1956 1970 Yes
KUW  Kuwait 1952 1964 1964 Yes
LBN  Lebanon 1933 1936 1964 Yes
OMA  Oman 1978 1980 1980 Yes
PLE  Palestine 1998 1998 1998 Yes
QAT  Qatar 1960 1972 1974 Yes
KSA  Saudi Arabia 1956 1956 1972 Yes
SYR  Syria 1936 1937 1970 Yes
UAE  United Arab Emirates 1971 1974 1974 Yes
YEM  Yemen 1962 1980 1980 Yes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1966–1972, 1978–2006), joined AFC.
  2. ^ a b Oceania country or territory is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees rather than the Olympic Council of Asia.
  3. ^ Former member of the Oceania Football Confederation (1976–1982), joined AFC.
  4. ^ Macau's Olympic Committee is an OCA member and not an IOC member.
  5. ^ Part of the United States Olympic Committee.

Former members[edit]

Association Year Note
 Israel 1954–1974 Expelled from AFC competitions in 1974, as a result of a proposal by Kuwait (as other Muslim and Arab countries refused to play against Israel), that was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13 with 6 abstentions.[13][14] Later became a full UEFA member in 1994.
 New Zealand 1964[15] Founding member of OFC in 1966.
 South Yemen 1972–1990[16] Joined North Yemen as Yemen.
 Kazakhstan 1993–2002 Joined UEFA in 2002.[17][18]

Competitions[edit]

AFC competitions[edit]

AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which are held every 4 years. AFC organises the AFC Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup, AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup, various age-level international association football, youth futsal tournaments and the Asian qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup and for football at the Summer Olympics.

The top-ranked AFC tournament for association football clubs is the AFC Champions League which started in the 2002–03 season (an amalgamation of the Asian Club Championship and the Asian Cup Winners' Cup) and gathers the top 1–4 teams of each country (the number of teams depend on that country's ranking and can be upgraded or downgraded); this tournament only gathered teams from top country. And AFC Women's Club Championship for women's association football club competition.[21]

A second, lower-ranked tournament is the AFC Cup which was launched by AFC in 2004. A third tournament, the AFC President's Cup which had started in 2005 was absorbed into the AFC Cup in 2015.[22]

AFC runs an annual Asian futsal club tournament, the AFC Futsal Club Championship for futsal club competition.[23]

Current title holders[edit]

Tournament Most recent Champions Details Runners-up Next[24][25]
National teams
AFC Asian Cup (qualification) 2023 (qual.) Qatar  Final  Jordan 2027 (qual.)
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 (qual.) Saudi Arabia  Final  Uzbekistan 2024 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Uzbekistan  Final  Iraq 2025 (qual.)
AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2023 (qual.) Japan  Final  South Korea 2025 (qual.)
Men's Asian Games Football Tournament (U-23) 2022 South Korea  Final  Japan 2026
Boys' Asian Youth Games Football Tournament 2013 South Korea  Final  Iran 2025
AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 (qual.) Japan  Final  Iran 2024 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Futsal Asian Cup 2019 (qual.) Japan  Final  Afghanistan 2023 (qual.)
Men's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Futsal Tournament
2017 Iran  Final  Uzbekistan 2023
AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup 2023 Iran  Final  Japan 2025
Men's Asian Beach Games Beach Soccer
Tournament
2016 Japan  Final  Oman 2023
Women's national teams
AFC Women's Asian Cup (qualification) 2022 (qual.) China  Final  South Korea 2026 (qual.)
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup 2024 (qual.) North Korea  Final  Japan 2026 (qual.)
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup 2019 (qual.) Japan  Final  North Korea 2024 (qual.)
Women's Asian Games Football Tournament 2022 Japan  Final  North Korea 2026
AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2024 Australia 
Japan 
Play-off  Uzbekistan
 North Korea
2028
AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup 2018 Iran  Final  Japan 2022
Women's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Futsal Tournament
2017 Thailand  Final  Japan 2023
Club teams
AFC Champions League 2022 (qual.) Urawa Red Diamonds Japan Final Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2023–24 (qual.)
AFC Cup 2022 (qual.) Al-Seeb Oman Final Malaysia Kuala Lumpur City 2023–24 (qual.)
AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019 Nagoya Oceans Japan Final Iran Mes Sungun 2024
Women's club teams
AFC Women's Club Championship/
AFC Women's Champions League
2023 TBD Final TBD 2024–25

Esports[edit]

Competition Current Winner
(Player/Gamer ID)
Details Runner-up
(Player/Gamer ID)
Next
AFC eAsian Cup 2023 Indonesia Indonesia Final Japan Japan TBD

Defunct tournaments[edit]

Competition Last held Champions Title Runners-up
National teams
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 2007 Japan  2nd  Egypt
AFC-OFC Challenge Cup 2003 Iran  1st  New Zealand
AFC Solidarity Cup 2016 Nepal    1st  Macau
AFC Challenge Cup 2014 Palestine  1st  Philippines
AFC U-14 Championship 2014 Iraq 1st  North Korea
Club teams
Afro-Asian Club Championship 1998 Raja Casablanca Morocco 1st South Korea Pohang Steelers
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2001–02 Al-Hilal Saudi Arabia 2nd South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
President's Cup 2014 HTTU Asgabat Turkmenistan 1st North Korea Rimyongsu
Asian Super Cup 2002 Suwon Samsung Bluewings South Korea 2nd Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal

Titles by nation[edit]

Nation Men Women Futsal Beach Soccer Club Inter Conf. Esports Nation Total
Asia Sol Cha Asiad U23 U20 U17 U14 AYG Asia Asiad U20 U17 Men AIMm U20 Wmn AIMw BS ABG ACL ACC APC AWC ASC WCC FCC AAN AO AAC eAsia
 Japan 4 1 1 1 4 2 3 6 4 4 1 3 3 1 8 5 2 1 4 2 1  Japan 61
 Iran 3 4 4 1 12 5 1 2 3 2 3 1 4 1  Iran 46
 South Korea 2 6 1 12 2 2 2 1 12 3 1 2  South Korea 46
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 3 2 6 6 3  Saudi Arabia 24
 China 1 2 9 3 1 3  China 19
 North Korea 2 1 3 2 3 3 1 3  North Korea 18
 Iraq 1 1 1 5 1 1 3  Iraq 13
 Israel 1 6 3  Israel 10
 Myanmar 2 7 1  Myanmar 10
 Thailand 2 1 1 1 2 2 1  Thailand 10
 Qatar 2 1 1 1 2  Qatar 7
 Chinese Taipei 2 3 1  Chinese Taipei 6
 Kuwait 1 4  Kuwait 5
 Tajikistan 1 4  Tajikistan 5
 United Arab Emirates 1 2 1 1  United Arab Emirates 5
 Uzbekistan 1 1 1 1 1  Uzbekistan 5
 India 1 2 1  India 4
 Jordan 3 1  Jordan 4
 Oman 2 1 1  Oman 4
 Australia 1 1 1  Australia 3
 Bahrain 1 2  Bahrain 3
 Syria 1 2  Syria 3
 Indonesia 1 1  Indonesia 2
 Kyrgyzstan 2  Kyrgyzstan 2
 Turkmenistan 2  Turkmenistan 2
 Lebanon 1  Lebanon 1
 Malaysia 1  Malaysia 1
   Nepal 1    Nepal 1
 New Zealand 1  New Zealand 1
 Palestine 1  Palestine 1

Rankings[edit]

FIFA World Rankings[edit]

FIFA Men's Rankings (as of 4 April 2024)[26]
AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 18 Steady  Japan 1621.88
2 20 Steady  Iran 1613.96
3 23 Decrease 1  South Korea 1563.99
4 24 Decrease 1  Australia 1563.93
5 34 Increase 3  Qatar 1507.94
6 53 Steady  Saudi Arabia 1443.53
7 58 Increase 1  Iraq 1420.47
8 64 Increase 2  Uzbekistan 1386.58
9 67 Increase 2  United Arab Emirates 1366.45
10 71 Decrease 1  Jordan 1350.21
11 77 Increase 3  Oman 1323.23
12 80 Increase 2  Bahrain 1307.53
13 88 Steady  China 1275.22
14 89 Steady  Syria 1266.52
15 93 Increase 4  Palestine 1238.66
16 99 Steady  Tajikistan 1216.76
17 100 Increase 4  Kyrgyzstan 1213.6
18 101 Steady  Thailand 1208.93
19 115 Decrease 10  Vietnam 1164.54
20 118 Decrease 4  North Korea 1160.57
21 120 Decrease 5  Lebanon 1158.96
22 121 Decrease 4  India 1145.94
23 134 Increase 8  Indonesia 1102.7
24 138 Decrease 6  Malaysia 1094.54
25 139 Decrease 2  Kuwait 1085.46
26 141 Decrease 2  Philippines 1075.14
27 143 Decrease 2  Turkmenistan 1072.52
28 151 Increase 7  Afghanistan 1036.92
29 155 Increase 1  Singapore 1019.06
30 156 Decrease 5  Yemen 1017.05
31 157 Decrease 3  Hong Kong 1012.83
32 159 Decrease 6  Chinese Taipei 1007.3
33 161 Steady  Maldives 1003.48
34 163 Decrease 1  Myanmar 999.46
35 178 Decrease 3    Nepal 937.84
36 179 Steady  Cambodia 925.4
37 184 Decrease 1  Bangladesh 905.3
38 185 Decrease 1  Bhutan 904.1
39 186 Increase 1  Macau 896.62
40 190 Decrease 1  Laos 889.62
41 191 Decrease 1  Mongolia 884.04
42 194 Steady  Brunei 872.65
43 195 Steady  Pakistan 849.94
44 198 Increase 2  East Timor 843.4
45 204 Steady  Sri Lanka 829.41
46 205 Steady  Guam 821.91
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
FIFA Women's Rankings (as of 15 March 2024)[27]
AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 7 Increase 1  Japan 1982.52
2 11 Decrease 2  North Korea 1943.66
3 12 Steady  Australia 1888.93
4 19 Steady  China 1803.4
5 20 Steady  South Korea 1796.68
6 37 Steady  Vietnam 1611.3
7 39 Decrease 1  Philippines 1558.3
8 40 Increase 2  Chinese Taipei 1545.1
9 47 Increase 1  Thailand 1518.37
10 48 Decrease 1  Uzbekistan 1516.95
11 54 Steady  Myanmar 1481.44
12 61 Decrease 2  Iran 1412.45
13 66 Decrease 1  India 1389.02
14 74 Steady  Jordan 1331.17
15 79 Steady  Hong Kong 1275.27
16 86 Decrease 1  Bahrain 1254.12
17 91 Decrease 2  Laos 1217.34
18 96 Steady  Malaysia 1213.21
19 100 Increase 5  Nepal 1208.42
20 101 Decrease 8  Guam 1206.27
21 109 Decrease 1  Indonesia 1179.93
22 114 Steady  United Arab Emirates 1158.26
23 115 Increase 1  Cambodia 1144.56
24 128 Steady  Mongolia 1103.77
25 130 Steady  Kyrgyzstan 1099.57
26 132 Increase 2  Lebanon 1090.59
27 136 Steady  Palestine 1080.47
28 137 Steady  Singapore 1080.39
29 139 Steady  Turkmenistan 1075.41
30 140 Steady  Bangladesh 1068.52
31 154 Steady  Tajikistan 991.2
32 157 Steady  Sri Lanka 955.21
33 158 Steady  Pakistan 949.54
34 159 Steady  East Timor 946.01
35 161 Increase 1  Maldives 938.55
36 162 Decrease 2  Syria 931.42
37 172 New entry  Iraq 862.8
38 173 Decrease 1  Bhutan 853.48
39 174 Decrease 1  Macau 850.91
40 175 Steady  Saudi Arabia 848.57
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points

Historical leaders[edit]

Men's
Japan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamAustralia national association football teamJapan national football team
Iran national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamIran national football teamKorea Republic national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamKorea Republic national football teamJapan national football teamSaudi Arabia national football teamKorea Republic national football team
Women's
Japan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamAustralia women's national football teamJapan women's national football teamNorth Korea women's national football teamChina women's national football team

Team of the Year[edit]

Men[edit]

FIFA Men's World Ranking

Teams ranking in the top four – Men's[26]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2023  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
2022  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
2021  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Australia
2020  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
2019  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
2018  Iran  Australia  Japan  South Korea
2017  Iran  Australia  Japan  South Korea
2016  Iran  South Korea  Japan  Australia
2015  Iran  South Korea  Japan  Australia
2014  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Uzbekistan
2013  Iran  Japan  South Korea  Australia
2012  Japan  South Korea  Australia  Iran
2011  Japan  Australia  South Korea  Iran
2010  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Iran
2009  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Bahrain
2008  Australia  Japan  South Korea  Iran
2007  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Australia
2006  Iran  Australia  Uzbekistan  Japan
2005  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Saudi Arabia
2004  Japan  Iran  South Korea  Saudi Arabia
2003  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  Iran  Japan
2002  South Korea  Japan  Iran  Saudi Arabia
2001  Iran  Saudi Arabia  Japan  South Korea
2000  Saudi Arabia  Iran  Japan  South Korea
1999  Saudi Arabia  Iran  South Korea  United Arab Emirates
1998  South Korea  Japan  Kuwait  Iran
1997  Japan  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  Kuwait
1996  Japan  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Thailand
1995  Japan  South Korea  Saudi Arabia  China
1994  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Japan  China
1993  Saudi Arabia  South Korea  Japan  United Arab Emirates
Performances by countries[edit]
Team First place Second place Third place
 Japan 12 (1995, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023) 8 (1998, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2021) 8 (1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
 Iran 9 (2000, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021) 9 (1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023) 2 (2002, 2003)
 Saudi Arabia 4 (1993, 1994, 1999, 2000) 3 (1996, 2001, 2003) 2 (1995, 1997)
 South Korea 3 (1998, 2002, 2003) 7 (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2012, 2015, 2016) 16 (1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
 Australia 3 (2008, 2009, 2010) 3 (2011, 2017, 2017) 1 (2012)
 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 (2006)
 Kuwait 0 0 1 (1998)
Women[edit]

FIFA Women's World Ranking

Teams ranking in the top four – Women's[27]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2023  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
2022  North Korea  Japan  Australia  China
2021  North Korea  Australia  Japan  South Korea
2020  Australia  Japan  China  South Korea
2019  Australia  Japan  North Korea  China
2018  Australia  Japan  North Korea  South Korea
2017  Australia  Japan  North Korea  South Korea
2016  Australia  Japan  North Korea  China
2015  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
2014  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
2013  Japan  Australia  North Korea  South Korea
2012  Japan  Australia  North Korea  South Korea
2011  Japan  North Korea  Australia  South Korea
2010  Japan  North Korea  Australia  China
2009  North Korea  Japan  China  Australia
2008  North Korea  Japan  China  Australia
2007  North Korea  Japan  Australia  China
2006  North Korea  China  Japan  South Korea
2005  North Korea  China  Japan  South Korea
2004  China  North Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei
2003  China  North Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei
Performances by countries[edit]

Men's elo rankings[edit]

World Football Elo Ratings for AFC members:[28]

AFC Elo Rankings Country Elo ratings 1 year change
1 15  Japan 1,854 Increase 16
2 27  Iran 1,801 Decrease 2
3 29  Australia 1,771 Increase 14
4 32  South Korea 1,760 Decrease 6
5 57  Iraq 1,616 Increase 10
6 61  Uzbekistan 1,607 Increase 9
7 62  Jordan 1,598 Increase 4
8 65  Oman 1,574 Increase 4
9 67  Saudi Arabia 1,572 Decrease 8
10 77  Qatar 1,515 Decrease 29
11 79  Bahrain 1,501 Decrease 1
12 87  China 1,478 Increase 3
13 91  United Arab Emirates 1,453 Decrease 10
14 98  Palestine 1,433 Decrease 5
15 103  Syria 1,415 Decrease 15
16 107  Vietnam 1,400 Increase 5
17 109  Kuwait 1,391 Increase 29
18 113  North Korea 1,375 Decrease 3
18 113  Thailand 1,375 Decrease 6
20 127  Tajikistan 1,325 Increase 9
21 135  Lebanon 1,303 Decrease 16
22 137  Indonesia 1,284 Increase 13
23 138  Malaysia 1,282 Increase 23
24 143  India 1,272 Increase 10
25 154  Turkmenistan 1,235 Decrease 5
26 155  Kyrgyzstan 1,231 Decrease 13
27 169  Singapore 1,134 Increase 4
28 170  Hong Kong 1,121 Decrease 1
29 177  Yemen 1,092 Decrease 2
30 178  Afghanistan 1,085 Decrease 2
31 185  Philippines 1,031 Decrease 8
32 194    Nepal 930 Increase 2
33 195  Chinese Taipei 924 Increase 2
34 197  Myanmar 910 Decrease 2
35 198  Bangladesh 903 Increase 8
36 201  Maldives 898 Decrease 4
37 204  Cambodia 863 Increase 1
38 209  Pakistan 810 Decrease 7
38 209  Mongolia 810 Steady
40 216  Guam 705 Steady
41 219  Macau 688 Decrease 1
42 223  Sri Lanka 675 Increase 1
43 224  Laos 662 Decrease 1
44 227  East Timor 623 Steady
45 230  Brunei 601 Steady
46 233  Bhutan 560 Steady
47 238  Northern Mariana Islands 404 Steady

Club Competitions Ranking[edit]

The AFC Club Competitions Ranking ranks its member associations by results in the AFC competitions. Rankings are calculated by AFC.[29] Listed here are the top 30 countries.

AFC Country Points
1  Saudi Arabia 93.795
2  Japan 91.820
3  South Korea 88.295
4  Qatar 75.950
5  Iran 72.018
6  United Arab Emirates 64.130
7  China 57.630
8  Thailand 49.470
9  Uzbekistan 45.006
10  Iraq 36.902
11  Australia 34.080
12  Jordan 30.161
13  Malaysia 29.950
14  Vietnam 29.468
15  Hong Kong 27.450
16  Tajikistan 23.976
17  India 23.637
18  Bahrain 20.681
19  Kuwait 20.070
20  Turkmenistan 19.464
21  Philippines 18.428
22  Lebanon 17.761
23  Syria 17.612
24  Singapore 16.824
25  North Korea 16.117
26  Indonesia 15.083
27  Bangladesh 14.120
28  Oman 12.453
29  Maldives 9.467
30  Myanmar 8.287

Beach soccer national teams[edit]

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).[30]

AFC rank World rank Country Points
1 6  Japan 1549
2 7  Iran 1486
3 14  United Arab Emirates 945
4 21  Oman 555
5 40  Lebanon 217
6 47  Palestine 177
7 55  China 129
8 56  Bahrain 128
9 65  Malaysia 95
10 70  Iraq 78
11 71  Thailand 77
12 74  Afghanistan 69
13 79  Qatar 61
14 82  Syria 56
15 85  Kuwait 46
15 85  Kyrgyzstan 46
17 94  Saudi Arabia 30
18 108  Australia 0
19 111  Yemen 0
20 112  Philippines 0
21 113  Indonesia 0
22 115  Uzbekistan 0
23 115  Vietnam 0
24 115  Laos 0

Men's futsal[edit]

Per 12 October 2023:[31]

AFC FIFA Country Points +/-
1 6  Iran 1596 Steady
2 14  Japan 1385 Decrease 1
3 25  Uzbekistan 1257 Steady
4 26  Thailand 1230 Decrease 2
5 36  Australia 1122 Increase 2
6 37  Vietnam 1118 Increase 3
7 40  Indonesia 1083 Decrease 1
8 41  Kuwait 1080 Increase 4
9 45  Iraq 1045 Increase 5
10 52  Kyrgyzstan 963 Decrease 7
11 53  Tajikistan 959 Increase 3
12 58  Afghanistan 933 Increase 35
13 64  Lebanon 904 Decrease 20
14 65  Saudi Arabia 881 Increase 18
15 71  Bahrain 881 Decrease 4
16 76  Turkmenistan 870 Decrease 12
17 79  Malaysia 856 Decrease 6
18 81  China 848 Decrease 3
19 83  Myanmar 846 Decrease 7
20 87  South Korea 826 Decrease 12
22 91  Chinese Taipei 809 Decrease 2
23 92  Qatar 807 Decrease 3
24 99  Oman 708 Decrease 6
25 107  United Arab Emirates 708 Decrease 10
25 107  Palestine 647 Increase 1
27 115  Syria 651 Steady
28 118  Hong Kong 621 Decrease
29 120  Singapore 614 Steady
30 121  Laos 596 Steady
31 121  Mongolia 581 Increase 1
32 122  Cambodia 576 Steady
33 123  East Timor 571 Steady
34 128  Philippines 540 Steady
35 131  Brunei 524 Steady
36 136  Maldives 454 Steady
 India* 790
 Yemen* 578
   Nepal* 553
 Bhutan* 543

a number between brackets is the rank of the previous week. (*)= Provisional ranking (played at least 10 matches).

Women's futsal[edit]

AFC Women's National Futsal Team Ranking by The Roon Ba
Update: March 2022

AFC FIFA Country Points
1 7  Iran 5721
2 10  Japan 5636
3 11  Thailand 5614
4 23  Vietnam 5317
5 25  China 5252
6 26  Jordan 5252
7 29  Chinese Taipei 5721
8 34  Indonesia 5127
9 35  Australia 5167
10 37  Uzbekistan 5092
11 40  Malaysia 5007
12 42  Syria 4991
13 45  Myanmar 4901
14 46  Hong Kong 4897
15 48  Lebanon 4870
16 49  Bahrain 4852
17 51  Philippines 4745
18 53  Palestine 4720
19 61  Iraq 4391
20 62  Laos 4390
21 64  Kyrgyzstan 4314
22 66  Bangladesh 4126
23 67  Tajikistan 3995
24 68  Macau 3991
25 69  United Arab Emirates 3987
26 70  Turkmenistan 3945
27 72  Saudi Arabia 3669
28 73  Qatar 3660
29 74  Kuwait 3553
30 75  Afghanistan 3368

Tournament record[edit]

Legend
  •  1st  – Champion
  •  2nd  – Runner-up
  •  3rd  – Third place
  •  4th  – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter-finals (1934–1938, 1954–1970, and 1986–present: knockout round of 8)
  • R2 — Round 2 (1974–1978, second group stage, top 8; 1982: second group stage, top 12; 1986–2022: knockout round of 16)
  • R1 — Round 1 (1930, 1950–1970 and 1986–present: group stage; 1934–1938: knockout round of 16; 1974–1982: first group stage)
  •  Q  — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •    — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / withdrawn / banned / disqualified
  •     — Hosts

For each tournament, the flag of the host country and the number of teams in each finals tournament (in brackets) are shown.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record
Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
Japan
South Korea
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(48)
2030
Morocco
Portugal
Spain
(48)
2034
Saudi Arabia
(48)
Years
 South Korea Did not exist × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 R1 4th R1 R2 R1 R1 R2 11
 Japan × × × × × × R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R2 7
 Iran × × × × × × × × × R1 × × R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 6
 Saudi Arabia Did not exist × × × × × R2 R1 R1 R1 R1 R1 Q 6
 Australia* Part of OFC R1 R1 R1 R2 4
 North Korea Did not exist × × × × QF × × × × R1 × 2
 Qatar Did not exist × × R1 1
 China × × × × × × × × × × R1 1
 United Arab Emirates Did not exist × × R1 1
 Iraq Did not exist × × × × × × × R1 1
 Kuwait Did not exist × × × × × × R1 × 1
 Indonesia[a] × × R1 × × × × × × 1
 Israel Did not exist R1 Not a member of AFC 1
Total (13 teams) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 8/9 43

* Australia qualified for FIFA WC for six times, two as OFC member and four as AFC member.

  1. ^ Indonesia competed as the Dutch East Indies in 1938.

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record
Team
(Total 35 teams)
1956
Hong Kong
(4)
1960
South Korea
(4)
1964
Israel
(4)
1968
Iran
(5)
1972
Thailand
(6)
1976
Iran
(6)
1980
Kuwait
(10)
1984
Singapore
(10)
1988
Qatar
(10)
1992
Japan
(8)
1996
United Arab Emirates
(12)
2000
Lebanon
(12)
2004
China
(16)
2007
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
(16)
2011
Qatar
(16)
2015
Australia
(16)
2019
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2023
Qatar
(24)
2027
Saudi Arabia
(24)
Years
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF SF SF 15
 South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF SF 15
 China 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF QF GS 13
 Saudi Arabia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS R16 R16 Q 11
 Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS 1st 1st 11
 United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd SF R16 11
 Japan GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF 2nd QF 10
 Kuwait GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS 10
 Iraq GS 4th QF QF QF 1st QF 4th R16 R16 10
 Thailand 3rd GS GS GS GS GS R16 R16 8
 Uzbekistan GS GS QF QF 4th QF R16 QF 8
 Syria GS GS GS GS GS GS R16 7
 Bahrain GS 4th GS GS GS R16 R16 6
 Australia Part of OFC QF 2nd 1st QF QF 5
 India 2nd GS GS GS GS 5
 North Korea 4th GS GS GS GS 5
 Vietnam 4th 4th QF QF GS 5
 Jordan QF QF GS R16 2nd 5
 Oman GS GS GS R16 GS 5
 Indonesia GS GS GS GS R16 5
 Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd Part of UEFA 4
 Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th GS 4
 Malaysia GS GS GS GS 4
 Lebanon GS GS GS 3
 Palestine GS GS R16 3
 Chinese Taipei 3rd 4th 2
 Kyrgyzstan R16 GS 2
 Turkmenistan GS GS 2
 Yemen GS GS 2
 Bangladesh GS 1
 Cambodia 4th 1
 Myanmar 2nd 1
 Philippines GS 1
 Singapore GS 1
 Tajikistan QF 1

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Team 1991
China
(12)
1995
Sweden
(12)
1999
United States
(16)
2003
United States
(16)
2007
China
(16)
2011
Germany
(16)
2015
Canada
(24)
2019
France
(24)
2023
Australia New Zealand
(32)
2027
TBD
(32)
Years
 Japan R1 QF R1 R1 R1 1st 2nd R2 QF 9
 China QF 4th 2nd QF QF QF R2 R1 8
 Australia Part of OFC QF QF QF R2 4th 5
 South Korea R1 R2 R1 R1 4
 North Korea × R1 R1 QF R1 × × 4
 Thailand R1 R1 2
 Philippines R1 1
 Vietnam × × × R1 1
 Chinese Taipei QF 1
Total (9 teams) 3 2 3 4 4 3 5 5 5+1 35

Olympic Games[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Olympic Games (Men's tournament) record
Team 1900
France
(3)
1904
United States
(3)
1908
United Kingdom
(6)
1912
Sweden
(11)
1920
Belgium
(14)
1924
France
(22)
1928
Netherlands
(17)
1936
Germany
(16)
1948
United Kingdom
(18)
1952
Finland
(25)
1956
Australia
(11)
1960
Italy
(16)
1964
Japan
(14)
1968
Mexico
(16)
1972
West Germany
(16)
1976
Canada
(13)
1980
Soviet Union
(16)
1984
United States
(16)
1988
South Korea
(16)
1992
Spain
(16)
1996
United States
(16)
2000
Australia
(16)
2004
Greece
(16)
2008
China
(16)
2012
United Kingdom
(16)
2016
Brazil
(16)
2020
Japan
(16)
2024
France
(1