|Region Asia (AFC)|
Current champions Japan (4th title)
|Number of teams 8|
Most successful team(s) Japan (4 titles)
|Founded 2002; 15 years ago (2002)|
Afc u 19 women s championship 2017 qualifiers draw
The AFC U-19 Women's Championship is association football tournament for women's national teams under the age of 19. It is organised by the Asian Football Confederation every two years, and serves as a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
In 2002 and 2004 no qualifying round was played but all teams played in the group stage. In 2002 then the semi-finals followed, in 2004 the competitions only quarter-finals were played as eight teams advanced from the groups.
In 2006, 2007 and 2009 edition only eight teams play the final tournament and a qualification round is played before. The teams are drawn into two groups of four with the top two teams advancing to the semi-finals.
In 2011 and 2013 the final tournament was played with six teams in a single group and no knock-out stage.
In 2015 again eight teams played.