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AFC U 16 Championship

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Founded  1985
Number of teams  16
Region  Asia (AFC)
Current champions  Iraq (1st title)
AFC U-16 Championship
Most successful team(s)  China PR  Japan  North Korea  Oman  Saudi Arabia  South Korea (2 titles each)

The AFC U-16 Championship is a football competition, organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) held once every two years for Asian under-16 teams that also serves as a qualification tournament for the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The top 4 countries qualify to participate in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Until 2006 it was held as an under-17 tournament.



  • Coordinate is based on the capital of the nation.
  • Notes:

  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • p: after penalty shoot-out
  • Successful national teams

    * = As hosts

    Participating nations

  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • SF – Semi-finalists
  • QF – Quarter finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  – Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •  ×  – Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned / Entry not accepted by FIFA
  •      – Hosts
  •      – Not affiliated to FIFA
  • All time result

    NB: Exclude Qatar 1985 cause of lack of data.

    As of Thailand 2014.


    AFC U-16 Championship Wikipedia

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