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AFC Asian Cup


The AFC Asian Cup is an international football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The Asian Cup is the second oldest continental football tournament in the world after the Copa América. 

The Asian Football Confederation was established in 1954 with the first AFC Asian Cup hosted by Hong Kong in 1956. There were only four teams in the first tournament which continued in 1960 and 1964.

The Asian Cup was held every four years until China 2004, with the AFC deciding to hold the next edition in 2007 to avoid clashing with the Summer Olympic Games and the European Football Championships.

Australia joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2007 and finished runners-up in 2011 after losing the final against Japan. Australia were granted hosting rights in 2015, the Socceroos winning the tournament on home soil after defeating South Korea in the final. 

The 2019 tournament will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates and will be expanded from 16 to 24 teams. The qualifying campaign will form part of the qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Japan are the most successful nation in the Asian Cup, winning four titles in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011. Saudi Arabia and Iran are next best with three titles each, South Kores winning twice in 1956 and 1960.

Japan and Saudi Arabia have been the most successful nations since 1984, winning seven of the last nine finals but winning one of the last three.

Recent AFC Asian Cup Winners, Runners-Up & Hosts


Year
Winners
Runners-Up
Hosts
2015AustraliaSouth KoreaAustralia
2011JapanAustraliaQatar
2007IraqSaudi ArabiaIndonesia / Malaysia / Thailand / Vietnam
2004JapanChinaChina
2000JapanSaudi ArabiaLebanon
1996Saudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratedUnited Arab Emirates
1992JapanSaudi ArabiaJapan
1988Saudi ArabiaSouth KoreaQatar
1984Saudi ArabiaChinaSingapore
1980KuwaitSouth KoreaKuwait

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