EAFF E-1 Football Championship

  (Redirected from EAFF East Asian Cup)

EAFF E-1 Football Championship, known as the East Asian Football Championship from 2003 to 2010, and the EAFF East Asian Cup for the 2013 and 2015 editions, is a men's international football competition in East Asia for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top four teams, and was regarded as the unofficial East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005).

EAFF E-1 Football Championship
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Founded2003; 16 years ago (2003)
RegionEast Asia (EAFF)
Number of teamsPreliminary: 10
Finals: 4
Current champions South Korea (4th title)
Most successful team(s) South Korea (4 titles)
WebsiteEAFF.com
2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

The winner of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualifies for the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy.

The next edition will be held in 2019 in South Korea.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Dynasty Cup is a defunct international association football competition that is regarded as the predecessor to East Asian Football Championship. It was held four times from 1990 to 1998. The purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of football in the East Asia and the national teams in the area participated in the tournament. After the East Asian Football Federation was formed in 2002, the East Asian Football Championship replaced this tournament.

In the tournament China, South Korea and Japan have the right to automatically enter the competition, while other participants have to go through a qualifying round. Other participants that take part are Taiwan, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hong Kong, Mongolia, and Macau. Australia, being a non-member, was invited to take part in the 2013 tournament.[2]

In 2005 there was also a combined points competition in 2005, where the results of the men's and women's teams were added together (not including qualifiers).

In April 2012, the competition was renamed to the "EAFF East Asian Cup".[3] In December 2015, the new competition name "EAFF East Asian Championship" was approved,[4] but later changed to "EAFF E-1 Football Championship".[5]

TournamentsEdit

Year Hosts Champions Runners-up Third place Fourth place
EAFF East Asian Football Championship
2003   Japan  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
Hong Kong
2005   South Korea  
China PR
 
Japan
 
North Korea
 
South Korea
2008   China  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
North Korea
2010   Japan  
China PR
 
South Korea
 
Japan
 
Hong Kong
EAFF East Asian Cup
2013   South Korea  
Japan
 
China PR
 
South Korea
 
Australia
2015   China  
South Korea
 
China PR
 
North Korea
 
Japan
EAFF E-1 Football Championship
2017   Japan  
South Korea
 
Japan
 
China PR
 
North Korea
2019   South Korea

Tournament winnersEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total Top Four
  South Korea 4 (2003, 2008, 2015, 2017) 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2005) 7
  China PR 2 (2005, 2010) 2 (2013, 2015) 3 (2003, 2008, 2017)  – 7
  Japan 1 (2013) 4 (2003, 2005, 2008, 2017) 1 (2010) 1 (2015) 7
  North Korea  –  – 2 (2005, 2015) 2 (2008, 2017) 4
  Hong Kong  –  –  – 2 (2003, 2010) 2
  Australia  –  –  – 1 (2013) 1

General statisticsEdit

Final RoundEdit

As 2017

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Japan 7 21 9 8 4 28 –23 +5 35
2   South Korea 7 21 8 10 3 29 –17 +12 34
3   China PR 7 21 7 8 6 32 –26 +6 29
4   North Korea 4 12 2 4 6 7 –13 –6 10
5   Australia 1 3 0 1 2 5 –7 –2 1
6   Hong Kong 2 6 0 0 6 2 –17 –15 0

Preliminary round (2003–2017)Edit

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   North Korea 6 20 17 3 0 85 8 +77 54
2   Hong Kong 7 24 15 3 6 97 18 +79 48
3   Chinese Taipei 7 27 11 4 12 65 50 +15 37
4   Guam 7 32 7 4 21 33 160 –127 25
5   Macau 6 18 6 4 8 33 38 –5 22
6   Mongolia 6 19 6 3 10 28 48 –20 21
7   Australia 1 4 3 1 0 19 1 +18 10
8   Northern Mariana Islands 5 13 1 0 12 11 61 –50 3

AwardsEdit

Most valuable playersEdit

Year Player
2003   Yoo Sang-chul
2005   Ji Mingyi
2008   Kim Nam-il
2010   Du Wei
2013   Hotaru Yamaguchi
2015   Jang Hyun-soo
2017   Lee Jae-sung

Top scorersEdit

Year Player Goals
2003   Tatsuhiko Kubo 2
2005 No Award
2008   Yeom Ki-hun
  Park Chu-young
  Koji Yamase
  Jong Tae-se
2
2010   Qu Bo
  Lee Dong-gook
  Lee Seung-ryul
  Keiji Tamada
2
2013   Yoichiro Kakitani 3
2015   Yuki Muto 2
2017   Kim Shin-wook 3

Comprehensive team results by tournamentsEdit

Numbers refer to the final placing of each team at the respective Games.

Nation 2003 2005 2008 2010 2013 2015 2017 2019 Years
  China PR 3 1 3 1 2 2 3 Q 8
  Japan 2 2 2 3 1 4 2 Q 8
  South Korea 1 4 1 2 3 1 1 Q 8
  North Korea 3 4 3 4 4
  Hong Kong 4 4 Q 3
  Australia 4 1
Total nations 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/competitions/fifa-world-cup/latest/news/korea-republic-to-host-2019-eaff-e-1-football-championship
  2. ^ "Japan wants Australia in East Asian Cup – Yahoo! Eurosport". UK.EuroSport.Yahoo.com. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "35th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 20 April 2012.
  4. ^ "47th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ "50th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting". EAFF.com. 1 September 2016.

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