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The AFC Asian Cup, commonly known as the Asian Cup, is the main association football competition played by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It has been held every four years since 1956, in the even-numbered year between FIFA World Cup tournaments until 2004, and in the year after FIFA World Cup tournaments since 2007.

Past AFC Asian Cup results

Edition Year Hosts Final Third place match or losing semi-finalists Number of teams
Winners Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
1 1956  Hong Kong
Korea Republic
round-robin
Israel

Hong Kong
round-robin
South Vietnam
4
2 1960  South Korea
Korea Republic
round-robin
Israel

Republic of China
round-robin
South Vietnam
4
3 1964  Israel
Israel
round-robin
India

Korea Republic
round-robin
Hong Kong
4
4 1968  Iran
Iran
round-robin
Burma

Israel
round-robin
Republic of China
5
5 1972  Thailand
Iran
2–1 (aet)
Korea Republic

Thailand
2–2 (aet)

(5–3 p)


Cambodia
6
6 1976  Iran
Iran
1–0
Kuwait

China PR
1–0
Iraq
6
7 1980  Kuwait
Kuwait
3–0
Korea Republic

Iran
3–0 [[File:{{{flag alias-1948}}}|30x27px|border |alt=|link=]]
Korea DPR
10
8 1984  Singapore
Saudi Arabia
2–0
China PR

Kuwait
1–1 (aet)

(5–3 p)


Iran
10
9 1988  Qatar
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (aet)

(4–3 p)


Korea Republic

Iran
0–0 (aet)

(3–0 p)


China PR
10
10 1992  Japan [[File:{{{flag alias-1947}}}|30x27px|border |alt=|link=]]
Japan
1–0
Saudi Arabia

China PR
1–1 (aet)

(4–3 p)


United Arab Emirates
8
11 1996  United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (aet)

(4–2 p)


United Arab Emirates

Iran
1–1 (aet)

(3–2 p)


Kuwait
12
12 2000  Lebanon
Japan
1–0
Saudi Arabia

Korea Republic
1–0
China PR
12
13 2004  China
Japan
3–1
China PR

Iran
4–2
Bahrain
16
14 2007  Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam
Iraq
1–0
Saudi Arabia

Korea Republic
0–0 (aet)

(6–5 p)


Japan
16
15 2011  Qatar
Japan
1–0 (aet)
Australia

Korea Republic
3–2
Uzbekistan
16
16 2015  Australia
Australia
2–1 (aet)
Korea Republic

United Arab Emirates
3–2
Iraq
16
17 2019  United Arab Emirates
Qatar
3–1
Japan
 Iran and  United Arab Emirates 24
18 2023  China TBD TBD TBD TBD 24

Wins by team

Team Titles Runners-up
 Japan 4 (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011) 1 (2019)
 Saudi Arabia 3 (1984, 1988, 1996) 3 (1992, 2000, 2007)
 Iran 3 (1968, 1972, 1976)
 Korea Republic 2 (1956, 1960) 4 (1972, 1980, 1988, 2015)
 Israel 1 (1964) 2 (1956, 1960)
 Kuwait 1 (1980) 1 (1976)
 Australia 1 (2015) 1 (2011)
 Iraq 1 (2007)
 Qatar 1 (2019)
 China PR 2 (1984, 2004)
 India 1 (1964)
 Myanmar 1 (1968)
 United Arab Emirates 1 (1996)

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