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AFC Women's Asian Cup

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Region  AFC (Asia)
Most successful team(s)  China PR (8 titles)
Current champions  Japan (1st title)
AFC Women's Asian Cup
Founded  1975; 42 years ago (1975)

The AFC Women's Asian Cup (formerly known as the AFC Women's Championship) is a biennial competition in women's football for national teams which belong to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the premier women's football competition in the AFC region for national teams. The competition is also known as the Asian Women's Football Championship and the Asian Women's Championship. 18 tournaments have been held, with the current champions being Japan. The competition also serves as a qualifying tournament for the FIFA Women's World Cup.



The competition was set up by the Asian Ladies Football Confederation (ALFC), a part of the AFC responsible for women's football. The first competition was held in 1975 and was held every two years after this, except for a period in the 1980s where the competition was held every three years. The ALFC was initially a separate organisation but was absorbed into the AFC in 1986 [1].

The competition has been dominated by countries from the Pacific Rim, with the People's Republic of China having won 8 times, including a series of 7 consecutive victories.

The tournament frequency changed to every 4 years effective from 2014, after AFC had announced that the Asian Cup will additionally serve as the qualification rounds of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

From 1975 to 1981, matches were 60 minutes in duration.


Note: aet: after extra time

  •  : Chinese Taipei (Now)
  • References

    AFC Women's Asian Cup Wikipedia

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