APFC Asian Cup

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APFC Asian Cup
Founded 1956; 68 years ago (1956)
Region Asia (APFC)
Number of teams 4
Current champions  Korea
(2nd title)
Most successful team  Korea (2 titles)
1964 AFC Asian Cup

The APFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asia-Pacific Football Confederation (APFC). The winning team becomes the champion of Asia.

History[edit | edit source]

Two years after the Asia-Pacific Football Confederation was formed (known at the time as the Asian Football Confederation) being formed in 1954, the first tournament was hosted in Hong Kong with nine teams competing for the remaining three spots that was up for grabs as the initial format was for a four team competition with each region winner heading to the finals where it would be a round robin to decide who would take it out. In the first edition, it would be Korea that would take it out as they won all three of their games to take the title.

The 1960 AFC Asian Cup was much the same with Korea winning all three games but two new teams joined the competition with Iran and Malaya competing in the finals for the first time, while Westrailia and Israel finished third and fourth respectively in their qualifying group.

Results[edit | edit source]

Edition Year Host Final Third Place Match Number of teams
Champions Score Runners-Up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 1956
Details
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Korea
round-robin
Hong Kong

Israel
round-robin
Westrailia
4
2 1960
Details
Flag of Korea Korea
Korea
round-robin
Malaya

Hong Kong
round-robin
Iran
4
3 1964
Details
Flag of Israel Israel
?
round-robin
?

?
round-robin
?
4

External links[edit | edit source]

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