Asian Football Confederation

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Asian Football Confederation
AbbreviationAFC
Formation7 May 1954; 68 years ago (1954-05-07)
Founded atManila, Philippines[1]
TypeSports organisation
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Region served
Asia and Oceania
Membership
47 member associations
Official language
Arabic
English[2]
Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa
Vice Presidents
See list
General Secretary
Datuk Seri 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
AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Asian Football Confederation is the governing body of association football, beach football, and futsal in some countries/territories in Asia and Oceania. It has 47 member countries most of which are located in Asia. Australia, formerly in OFC, joined AFC in 2006. Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, both territories of the United States, are also AFC members that are geographically in Oceania. The Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC) was the section of AFC who 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]

Executive Committee[edit]

AFC President and FIFA Senior Vice President[6]
FIFA Council Members[6]
AFC Vice Presidents[6]
AFC Executive Committee Members[6]
  • Iraq Abed-Alkhaliq Masoud Ahmed
  • Lebanon Hachem Haider
  • Oman Salem Said Salem Al Wahaibi
  • Yemen Hamid Mohammed Ali Al-Shaibani
  • Bhutan Dasho Ugen Tsechup Dorji
  • Australia Chris Nikou
  • Malaysia Hamidin Mohd Amin
  • Vietnam Tran Quoc Tuan
  • Hong Kong Fok Kai Shan Eric
  • State of Palestine Susan Shalabi Molano
  • Laos Kanya Keomany
  • North Korea Han Un-gyong
General Secretary

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors[7]
Official Global Partners
Germany Continental
Japan Credit Saison
Saudi Arabia Neom
China Yili
Official Global Supporters
Spain Kelme
Japan Konami
Japan Molten
Official Regional Partners
China China Mobile
Japan KDDI
Japan Kirin
South Korea TVING
Vietnam PhinDeli Café
AFC Champions League Partners
Saudi Arabia Neom
Japan Konami
Japan Molten

Member associations[edit]

AFC regional federations

It has 47 member associations split into 5 regions. Some nations proposed a South West Asian Federation that would not interfere with AFC zones.[8][9][10] Afghanistan, Burma (Myanmar), Republic of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam were founding members.[11][12]

Code Name Founded FIFA
affiliation
AFC
affiliation
IOC
member
ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) (12)
AUS  Australia[m 1] 1961 1963 2006 Yes[m 2]
BRU  Brunei Darussalam 1952 1972 1969 Yes
CAM  Cambodia 1933 1954 1954 Yes
LAO  Laos 1951 1952 1968 Yes
IDN  Indonesia 1930 1952 1954 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  Timor-Leste 2002 2005 2002 Yes
VIE  Vietnam 1960 1952 1954 Yes
Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) (6)
AFG  Afghanistan 1933 1948 1954 Yes
IRN  Iran 1920 1948 1958 Yes
KGZ  Kyrgyzstan 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 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 1928 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, that was adopted by a vote of 17 to 13 with 6 abstentions.[13][14] 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.

Tournaments[edit]

National teams[edit]

Men's

Women's

AFC runs the AFC Asian Cup and the AFC Women's Asian Cup, and the AFC Solidarity Cup replace AFC Challenge Cup for a country that has few chances to play in the Asian Cup. The 3 tournaments 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.

Clubs[edit]

Men's

Women's

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.[17]

A 2nd, lower-ranked tournament is the AFC Cup which was launched by AFC in 2004. A 3rd tournament, the AFC President's Cup which had started in 2005 was absorbed into the AFC Cup in 2015.[18]

AFC runs an annual Asian futsal club tournament, the AFC Futsal Club Championship for futsal club competition.[19]

Defunct[edit]

National teams

Clubs

Current title holders[edit]

Tournament Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition[22][23]
National teams
AFC Asian Cup 2019 (Final) Qatar Qatar 1st  Japan 2023 (Final)
AFC Solidarity Cup 2016 (Final)    Nepal 1st  Macau 2024 (Final)
Men's Asian Games Football Tournament 2018 (Final)  South Korea 5th  Japan 2023 (Final)
AFC U-23 Asian Cup 2022 (Final)  Saudi Arabia 1st  Uzbekistan 2024 (Final)
AFC U-20 Asian Cup 2018 (Final)  Saudi Arabia 3rd  South Korea 2023 (Final)
AFC U-17 Asian Cup 2018 (Final)  Japan 3rd  Tajikistan 2023 (Final)
Boys' Asian Youth Games Football Tournament 2013  South Korea 2nd  Iran 2025
AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 (Final)  Japan 4th  Iran 2026 (Final)
Men's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Futsal Tournament 2017  Iran 5th  Uzbekistan 2023
AFC U-20 Futsal Asian Cup 2019 (Final)  Japan 1st  Afghanistan 2023 (Final)
AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup 2019 (Final)  Japan 3rd  United Arab Emirates 2023 (Final)
Men's Asian Beach Games Beach Soccer Tournament 2016  Japan 1st  Oman 2023
National teams (women)
AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022 (Final)  China 9th  South Korea 2026 (Final)
Women's Asian Games Football Tournament 2018 (Final)  Japan 2nd  China 2023 (Final)
AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020 (Play-off) 2024 (Play-off)
AFC U-20 Women's Asian Cup 2019 (Final)  Japan 6th  North Korea 2024 (Final)
AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup 2019 (Final)  Japan 4th  North Korea 2024 (Final)
AFC Women's Futsal Asian Cup 2018 (Final)  Iran 2nd  Japan 2022 (Final)
Women's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Futsal Tournament 2017  Thailand 1st  Japan 2023
Club teams
AFC Champions League 2021 (Final) Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 4th South Korea Pohang Steelers 2022 (Final)
AFC Cup 2022 (Final) Oman Al-Seeb 1st Malaysia Kuala Lumpur City 2023–24 (Final)
AFC Futsal Club Championship 2019 (Final) Japan Nagoya Oceans 4th Iran Mes Sungun 2023 (Final)
Club teams (women)
AFC Women's Club Championship 2021 Jordan Amman 1st Iran Shahrdari Sirjan 2022 (Final)

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 Challenge Cup 2014  Palestine 1st  Philippines
AFC U-14 Championship 2014  Iraq 1st  North Korea
Club teams
Afro-Asian Club Championship 1998 Morocco Raja Casablanca 1st South Korea Pohang Steelers
Asian Cup Winners' Cup 2001–02 Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 2nd South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
President's Cup 2014 Turkmenistan HTTU Asgabat 1st North Korea Rimyongsu
Asian Super Cup 2002 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 2nd Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal

Titles by nation[edit]

Nation Men Women Futsal Beach Soccer Club Inter Conf. 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
 Japan 4 1 1 1 3 2 2 6 4 4 1 3 3 1 7 5 2 1 4 2 1  Japan 58
 Iran 3 4 4 1 12 5 1 2 2 2 3 1 4 1  Iran 45
 South Korea 2 5 1 12 2 2 2 1 12 3 1 2  South Korea 45
 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
 Chinese Taipei 2 3 1  Chinese Taipei 6
 Qatar 1 1 1 1 2  Qatar 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
 Kyrgyzstan 2  Kyrgyzstan 2
 Turkmenistan 2  Turkmenistan 2
 Indonesia 1  Indonesia 1
 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 22 December 2022)[24]
AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 20 Increase 4  Japan 1593.08
2 24 Decrease 4  Iran 1551.73
3 25 Increase 3  South Korea 1539.49
4 27 Increase 11  Australia 1533.97
5 49 Increase 2  Saudi Arabia 1438.13
6 60 Decrease 10  Qatar 1393.56
7 68 Steady  Iraq 1342.39
8 70 Steady  United Arab Emirates 1338.48
9 75 Steady  Oman 1321.24
10 77 Steady  Uzbekistan 1312.64
11 80 Decrease 1  China 1305.06
12 84 Steady  Jordan 1289.99
13 85 Steady  Bahrain 1280.27
14 90 Steady  Syria 1251.46
15 93 Increase 1  Palestine 1233.72
16 94 Increase 1  Kyrgyzstan 1232.91
17 96 Steady  Vietnam 1228.63
18 100 Decrease 1  Lebanon 1208.47
19 106 Steady  India 1192.09
20 108 Steady  Tajikistan 1187.02
21 111 Decrease 15  Thailand 1173.4
22 112 Steady  North Korea 1169.96
23 134 Decrease 1  Philippines 1113.15
24 135 Steady  Turkmenistan 1100.47
25 145 Increase 1  Malaysia 1066.6
26 146 Decrease 1  Hong Kong 1062.39
27 148 Increase 1  Kuwait 1056.64
28 151 Increase 1  Indonesia 1033.9
29 154 Increase 1  Yemen 1023.52
30 155 Increase 1  Afghanistan 1023.04
31 156 Decrease 2  Maldives 1021.18
32 157 Steady  Chinese Taipei 1021.02
33 159 Decrease 1  Myanmar 1006.16
34 160 Steady  Singapore 1006.1
35 175 Steady    Nepal 956.94
36 177 Steady  Cambodia 946.66
37 182 Steady  Macau 922.1
38 183 Steady  Mongolia 913.55
39 185 Steady  Bhutan 910.96
40 187 Steady  Laos 905.51
41 190 Steady  Brunei 898.02
42 192 Steady  Bangladesh 884.45
43 195 Decrease 1  Pakistan 864.72
44 197 Increase 1  Timor-Leste 860.45
45 205 Steady  Guam 838.33
46 207 Steady  Sri Lanka 825.25
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points
FIFA Women's Rankings (as of 9 December 2022)[25]
AFC* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 10 Steady  North Korea 1940
2 11 Steady  Japan 1912.26
3 12 Increase 1  Australia 1911.31
4 14 Increase 1  China 1862.87
5 15 Increase 2  South Korea 1853.96
6 34 Steady  Vietnam 1643.66
7 39 Increase 1  Chinese Taipei 1581.2
8 41 Steady  Thailand 1555.19
9 48 Steady  Myanmar 1517.95
10 49 Decrease 2  Uzbekistan 1514.85
11 53 Steady  Philippines 1485.5
12 61 Steady  India 1405.79
13 68 Increase 1  Iran 1369.02
14 69 Decrease 4  Jordan 1365.14
15 77 Steady  Hong Kong 1314.35
16 85 Steady  Laos 1257.98
17 86 Steady  Bahrain 1254.12
18 89 Steady  Malaysia 1231.94
19 94 Steady  Guam 1218.07
20 97 Steady  Indonesia 1213.69
21 103 Steady    Nepal 1195.36
22 114 Steady  United Arab Emirates 1158.26
23 120 Steady  Cambodia 1142.14
24 124 Increase 1  Kyrgyzstan 1120.59
25 129 Steady  Mongolia 1111.95
26 130 Steady  Palestine 1098.76
27 134 Steady  Singapore 1084.1
28 140 Steady  Bangladesh 1054.55
29 142 Steady  Lebanon 1038.39
30 144 Steady  Tajikistan 1033.87
31 153 Decrease 1  Timor-Leste 973.91
32 155 Decrease 2  Sri Lanka 955.21
33 159 Decrease 3  Maldives 938.55
34 177 Decrease 1  Bhutan 777.27
*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
North 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]

Teams ranking in the top four – Men's[24]
Year First Second Third Fourth
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
Teams ranking in the top four – Women's[25]
Year First Second Third Fourth
2022  North Korea  Australia  Japan  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

Men's elo rankings[edit]

World Football Elo Ratings for AFC members:[26]

AFC Elo Rankings Country Elo ratings 1 year change
1 27  South Korea 1,771 Decrease 4
2 30  Japan 1,744 Increase 5
3 32  Iran 1,739 Decrease 13
4 40  Australia 1,712 Decrease 2
5 46  Qatar 1,670 Increase 28
6 56  Iraq 1,622 Increase 12
7 64  Uzbekistan 1,578 Decrease 4
8 68  Saudi Arabia 1,554 Decrease 6
9 73  Bahrain 1,534 Increase 30
10 82  Oman 1,500 Decrease 10
11 86  Syria 1,483 Decrease 28
12 87  Jordan 1,475 Increase 7
13 90  China 1,460 Decrease 13
14 94  United Arab Emirates 1,449 Decrease 12
15 101  Kuwait 1,416 Increase 1
16 104  Vietnam 1,408 Increase 24
17 106  Lebanon 1,404 Decrease 15
18 110  Palestine 1,381 Steady
19 113  North Korea 1,375 Decrease 16
20 116  Thailand 1,358 Decrease 5
21 138  Kyrgyzstan 1,271 Increase 1
22 142  Turkmenistan 1,265 Increase 9
23 148  Tajikistan 1,233 Increase 10
24 156  Yemen 1,207 Increase 8
25 157  Malaysia 1,201 Increase 18
26 160  India 1,190 Decrease 4
27 166  Hong Kong 1,170 Decrease 11
28 170  Singapore 1,159 Increase 11
29 172  Philippines 1,152 Increase 1
30 177  Afghanistan 1,137 Decrease 7
31 179  Indonesia 1,118 Decrease 16
32 185  Myanmar 1,047 Increase 1
33 194  Maldives 947 Decrease 2
34 195  Chinese Taipei 941 Decrease 1
35 197    Nepal 918 Increase 4
36 204  Pakistan 873 Decrease 6
37 207  Cambodia 838 Increase 1
38 208  Bangladesh 831 Increase 2
39 214  Guam 734 Decrease 7
40 215  Mongolia 730 Increase 1
41 219  Macau 696 Increase 6
42 221  Laos 690 Decrease 1
43 225  Sri Lanka 669 Decrease 8
44 226  Timor-Leste 638 Increase 1
45 228  Brunei 619 Increase 1
46 232  Bhutan 563 Increase 1
47 238  Northern Mariana Islands 409 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.[27] Listed here are the top 30 countries.

AFC Country Points
1  China 100.000
2  Qatar 97.644
3  Japan 93.321
4  Saudi Arabia 88.449
5  South Korea 85.979
6  Iran 81.724
7  United Arab Emirates 61.870
8  Thailand 51.189
9  Iraq 48.992
10  Uzbekistan 45.562
11  Australia 40.896
12  Jordan 33.852
13  Philippines 32.130
14  North Korea 30.100
15  India 29.576
16  Vietnam 28.571
17  Tajikistan 28.361
18  Malaysia 26.96
19  Singapore 26.607
20  Turkmenistan 26.532
21  Lebanon 24.746
22  Syria 22.505
23  Hong Kong 19.945
24  Bahrain 17.749
25  Bangladesh 14.683
26  Maldives 13.632
27  Myanmar 12.756
28  Indonesia 12.550
29  Oman 8.531
30  Palestine 7.297

Beach soccer national teams[edit]

Rankings are calculated by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW).[28]

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 16 May 2022:[29]

AFC FIFA Country Points +/-
1 6  Iran 1584 Increase 1
2 15  Japan 1353 Increase 1
3 21  Thailand 1284 Decrease 3
4 25  Uzbekistan 1252 Decrease 2
5 37  Australia 1119 Decrease 4
6 38  Vietnam 1095 Increase 1
7 40  Kuwait 1089 Increase 4
8 42  Indonesia 1077 Increase 6
9 44  Lebanon 1061 Decrease 2
10 45  Kyrgyzstan 1049 Decrease 3
11 50  Iraq 984 Increase 8
12 56  Tajikistan 940 Decrease 1
13 64  Turkmenistan 907 Increase 7
14 71  Bahrain 881 Increase 8
15 73  Malaysia 866 Decrease 5
16 75  South Korea 857 Decrease 2
17 77  Myanmar 849 Increase 13
18 78  China 848 Increase 1
20 83  Saudi Arabia 827 Increase 3
21 88  Qatar 807 Decrease 1
22 89  Chinese Taipei 803 Decrease 1
23 90  Oman 783 Increase 3
24 93  Afghanistan 757 Increase 3
25 97  United Arab Emirates 737 Decrease 8
26 105  Palestine 647 Increase 1
27 107  Hong Kong 622 Steady
28 108  Mongolia 595 Steady
29 109  Cambodia 576 Steady
30 110  East Timor 571 Steady
31 112  Macau 535 Increase 1
32 116  Brunei 524 Steady
33 117  Maldives 454 Steady
 Jordan** 877
 Singapore** 614
 Laos** 596
 Philippines** 540
 Guam** 486
 Yemen* 578
   Nepal* 568
 Bhutan* 543

a number between brackets is the rank of the previous week. (*)= Provisional ranking (played at least 10 matches) (**)= Inactive for more than 24 months

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 – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • GS – Group stage (in the 1950, 1974, 1978, and 1982 tournaments, which had two group stages, this refers to the first group stage)
  • 1S – First knockout stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •  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
Kingdom of Italy
(16)
1938
French Third Republic
(15)
1950
Fourth Brazilian Republic
(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)
Years
 South Korea Did not exist × GS × × GS GS GS GS 4th GS R16 GS GS R16 11
 Japan × × × × × × GS R16 GS R16 GS R16 R16 7
 Iran × × × × × × × × × GS × × GS GS GS GS GS 6
 Saudi Arabia Did not exist × × × × × R16 GS GS GS GS GS 6
 Australia* Part of OFC GS GS GS R16 4
 North Korea Did not exist × × × × QF × × × × GS × 2
 Qatar Did not exist × × GS 1
 China × × × × × × × × × × GS 1
 United Arab Emirates Did not exist × × GS 1
 Iraq Did not exist × × × × × × × GS 1
 Kuwait Did not exist × × × × × × GS × 1
 Indonesia[30] × × 1S × × × × × × 1
 Israel Did not exist GS 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 43

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

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)
Years
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF QF SF Q 15
 South Korea 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd GS 2nd QF 3rd QF 3rd 3rd 2nd QF Q 15
 China 3rd GS 2nd 4th 3rd QF 4th 2nd GS GS QF QF Q 13
 Saudi Arabia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS GS R16 Q 11
 Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF GS 1st Q 11
 United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS 3rd SF Q 11
 Japan GS 1st QF 1st 1st 4th 1st QF 2nd Q 10
 Kuwait GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS GS 10
 Iraq GS 4th QF QF QF 1st QF 4th R16 Q 10
 Thailand 3rd GS GS GS GS GS R16 Q 8
 Uzbekistan GS GS QF QF 4th QF R16 Q 8
 Syria GS GS GS GS GS GS Q 7
 Bahrain GS 4th GS GS GS R16 Q 6
 Australia Part of OFC QF 2nd 1st QF Q 5
 India 2nd GS GS GS Q 5
 North Korea 4th GS GS GS GS 5
 Vietnam 4th 4th QF QF Q 5
 Jordan QF QF GS R16 Q 5
 Oman GS GS GS R16 Q 5
 Indonesia GS GS GS GS Q 5
 Israel 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd Part of UEFA 4
 Hong Kong 3rd 4th 5th Q 4
 Malaysia GS GS GS Q 4
 Lebanon GS GS Q 3
 Palestine GS GS Q 3
 Chinese Taipei 3rd 4th 2
 Kyrgyzstan R16 Q 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 Q 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)
Years
 Japan GS QF GS GS GS 1st 2nd R16 Q 9
 China QF 4th 2nd QF QF QF R16 Q 8
 Australia Part of OFC QF QF QF R16 Q 5
 South Korea GS R16 GS Q 4
 North Korea × GS GS QF GS × × 4
 Thailand GS GS 2
 Philippines Q 1
 Vietnam × × × Q 1
 Chinese Taipei QF 1
Total (9 teams) 3 2 3 4 4 3 5 5 5+1 35

Olympic Games For Women[edit]

Olympic Games (Women's tournament) record
Team 1996
United States
(8)
2000
Australia
(8)
2004
Greece
(10)
2008
China
(12)
2012
United Kingdom
(12)
2016
Brazil
(12)
2021
Japan
(12)
2024
France
(12)
Years
 China 2nd 5th 9th 5th 8th 10th 6
 Japan 7th 7th 4th 2nd 8th 5
 Australia Part of OFC 7th 4th 2
 North Korea 9th 9th × 2
Total (4 teams) 2 1 2 3 2 2 3 15

AFC Women's Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Women's Asian Cup record
Team
(Total 22 teams)
1975
Hong Kong
(6)
1977
Taiwan
(6)
1979
India
(6)
1981
Hong Kong
(8)
1983
Thailand
(6)
1986
Hong Kong
(7)
1989
Hong Kong
(8)
1991
Japan
(9)
1993
Malaysia
(8)
1995
Malaysia
(11)
1997
China
(11)
1999
Philippines
(15)
2001
Chinese Taipei
(14)
2003
Thailand
(14)
2006
Australia
(9)
2008
Vietnam
(8)
2010
China
(8)
2014
Vietnam
(8)
2018
Jordan
(8)
2022
India
(12)
Years
 Japan GS GS 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st SF 17
 Thailand 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 5th 4th QF 17
 China 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 15
 Chinese Taipei 1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 2nd GS GS GS GS QF 14
 Hong Kong GS GS 4th 4th GS GS 4th GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 14
 South Korea GS GS 4th GS GS 4th 3rd GS GS GS 4th 5th 2nd 13
 Philippines GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th SF 10
 North Korea GS 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 10
 Vietnam GS GS GS GS GS GS 6th GS QF 9
 India 2nd 3rd 2nd GS GS GS GS GS WD[a] 9
 Malaysia 4th GS 3rd GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
 Australia 3rd 3rd 2nd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd QF 8
 Singapore GS 3rd GS 4th GS GS GS 7
 Myanmar GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Indonesia 4th GS 4th GS GS 5
 Uzbekistan GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Guam GS GS GS GS 4
   Nepal GS GS GS 3
 Kazakhstan GS GS GS Part of UEFA 3
 Jordan GS GS 2
 Iran GS 1
 New Zealand 1st 1

Notes:

  1. ^ India failed to name the required 13 players and were unable to play their match of the group stage against Chinese Taipei due to them having fewer than 13 players left with the remaining team members testing positive for COVID-19. They were considered to have withdrawn from the tournament, and all previous matches played by them were considered "null and void" and would not be considered in determining the final group rankings.[31]

Olympic Games For Men[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)
2021
Japan
(16)
2024
France
(16)
Years
 South Korea QF GS GS GS GS GS QF GS 3rd QF 5th 11
 Japan QF GS QF 3rd GS QF GS GS 4th GS 4th 11
 Iraq not a member of AFC QF GS GS 4th GS 5
 India GS GS 4th GS 4
 Saudi Arabia GS GS 15th 3
 China GS GS GS 3
 Kuwait QF GS GS 3
 Iran GS GS QF 3
 Australia Part of OFC GS 12th 2
 Qatar GS QF 2
 Thailand GS GS 2
 Chinese Taipei GS GS 2
 Israel QF QF not a member of AFC 2
 United Arab Emirates not a member of AFC GS 1
 Syria GS 1
 North Korea QF 1
 Malaysia GS 1
 Myanmar GS 1
 Indonesia QF 1
 Afghanistan GS 1
Total (20 teams) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 60

FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 World Cup record
Team 1977
Tunisia
(16)
1979
Japan
(16)
1981
Australia
(16)
1983
Mexico
(16)
1985
Soviet Union
(16)
1987
Chile
(16)
1989
Saudi Arabia
(16)
1991
Portugal
(16)
1993
Australia
(16)
1995
Qatar
(16)
1997
Malaysia
(24)
1999
Nigeria
(24)
2001
Argentina
(24)
2003
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2005
Netherlands
(24)
2007
Canada
(24)
2009
Egypt
(24)
2011
Colombia
(24)
2013
Turkey
(24)
2015
New Zealand
(24)
2017
South Korea
(24)
2019
Poland
(24)
2023
Indonesia
(24)
Years
 South Korea GS GS 4th QF GS GS GS R16 GS GS QF R16 QF R16 2nd 15
 Japan GS QF QF 2nd GS QF R16 R16 R16 R16 10
 Saudi Arabia GS GS GS GS GS GS R16 R16 GS 9
 China GS QF GS R16 R16 5
 Qatar 2nd GS GS GS 4
 Uzbekistan Part of USSR GS GS QF QF 4
 Iraq GS QF GS 4th 4
 Syria GS QF GS R16 4
 Iran GS GS GS 3
 North Korea GS GS GS 3
 Australia Part of OFC GS GS GS 3
 United Arab Emirates R16 QF QF 3
 Indonesia GS Q 2
 Vietnam GS 1
 Myanmar GS 1
 Jordan GS 1
 Malaysia GS 1
 Bahrain GS 1
 Kazakhstan Part of USSR GS Part of UEFA 1
Total (19 teams) 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 69

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup record
Team 2002
Canada
(12)
2004
Thailand
(12)
2006
Russia
(16)
2008
Chile
(16)
2010
Germany
(16)
2012
Japan
(16)
2014
Canada
(16)
2016
Papua New Guinea
(16)
2018
France
(16)
2022
Costa Rica
(16)
Years
 Japan QF QF GS 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 7
 North Korea 1st 2nd QF QF 4th 1st QF 7
 South Korea GS 3rd QF QF GS GS 6
 China 2nd 2nd GS GS GS GS 6
 Australia Part of OFC GS GS 2
 Thailand GS 1
 Chinese Taipei GS 1
Total (7 teams) 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 30

FIFA U-17 World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 World Cup record
Team 1985
China
(16)
1987
Canada
(16)
1989
Scotland
(16)
1991
Italy
(16)
1993
Japan
(16)
1995
Ecuador
(16)
1997
Egypt
(16)
1999
New Zealand
(16)
2001
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2003
Finland
(16)
2005
Peru
(16)
2007
South Korea
(24)
2009
Nigeria
(24)
2011
Mexico
(24)
2013
United Arab Emirates
(24)
2015
Chile
(24)
2017
India
(24)
2019
Brazil
(24)
2023
Peru
(24)
Years
 Japan QF GS GS GS GS QF R16 R16 R16 9
 Qatar GS QF 4th GS GS QF GS 7
 South Korea QF GS GS QF R16 QF 6
 China QF GS GS GS GS QF 6
 North Korea QF R16 GS R16 GS 5
 Iran GS R16 R16 QF 4
 Australia Part of OFC R16 R16 R16 3
 United Arab Emirates GS R16 GS 3
 Oman 4th QF GS 3
 Saudi Arabia QF GS 1st 3
 Tajikistan Part of USSR R16 GS 2
 Iraq GS R16 2
 Syria R16 GS 2
 Uzbekistan Part of USSR QF R16 2
 Thailand GS GS 2
 Bahrain 4th GS 2
 India GS 1
 Yemen GS 1
Total (18 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 59

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup record
Team 2008
New Zealand
(16)
2010
Trinidad and Tobago
(16)
2012
Azerbaijan
(16)
2014
Costa Rica
(16)
2016
Jordan
(16)
2018
Uruguay
(16)
2022
India
(16)
Years
 Japan QF 2nd QF 1st 2nd QF QF 7
 North Korea 1st 4th 2nd GS 1st QF 6
 China GS GS GS 3
 South Korea QF 1st GS 3
 India GS 1
 Jordan GS 1
Total (6 teams) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Team Netherlands
1989
(16)
Hong Kong
1992
(16)
Spain
1996
(16)
Guatemala
2000
(16)
Chinese Taipei
2004
(16)
Brazil
2008
(20)
Thailand
2012
(24)
Colombia
2016
(24)
Lithuania
2021
(24)
TBD
2024
(24)
Years
 Iran 4th R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 3rd QF 8
 Thailand R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 R2 6
 Japan R1 R1 R1 R2 R2 5
 China R1 R1 R1 3
 Australia R1 R1 2
 Uzbekistan R1 R2 2
 Vietnam R2 R2 2
 Chinese Taipei R1 1
 Hong Kong R1 1
 Kazakhstan R1 1
 Kuwait R1 1
 Malaysia R1 1
 Saudi Arabia R1 1
Total (13 teams) 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 TBD 34

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup record
Team 1995
Brazil
(8)
1996
Brazil
(8)
1997
Brazil
(8)
1998
Brazil
(10)
1999
Brazil
(12)
2000
Brazil
(12)
2001
Brazil
(12)
2002
Brazil
(8)
2003
Brazil
(8)
2004
Brazil
(12)
2005
Brazil
(12)
2006
Brazil
(16)
2007
Brazil
(16)
2008
France
(16)
2009
United Arab Emirates
(16)
2011
Italy
(16)
2013
French Polynesia
(16)
2015
Portugal
(16)
2017
The Bahamas
(16)
2019
Paraguay
(16)
2021
Russia
(16)
2023
United Arab Emirates
(16)
2025
Seychelles
(16)
Years
 Japan GS QF 4th GS 4th QF GS GS QF GS QF QF GS 4th 2nd 15
 Iran