Asian Nations Cup

Held every four years since 1956. A shift in the rhythm took place in 2007 in order to take the tournament out of the years featuring a European Championship and the Olympic Games. The 2007 edition was organised jointly by four (!) countries all gaining automatic entry as hosts.

Palmares

1956 South Korea
1960 South Korea
1964 Israel
1968 Iran
1972 Iran
1976 Iran
1980 Kuwait
1984 Saudi Arabia
1988 Saudi Arabia
1992 Japan
1996 Saudi Arabia
2000 Japan
2004 Japan
2007 Iraq
2011 Japan
2015

Countrywise list of winners

Japan                     4

Iran                      3
Saudi Arabia              3

South Korea               2

Iraq                      1
Israel                    1
Kuwait                    1


Finals

[until the 1972 tournament, no final match was played.]

        winners                 runners-up
1956    South Korea             Israel
1960    South Korea             Israel
1964    Israel                  India
1968    Iran                    Burma
1972    Iran                2-1 South Korea
1976    Iran                1-0 Kuwait
1980    Kuwait              3-0 South Korea
1984    Saudi Arabia        2-0 China
1988    Saudi Arabia        0-0 South Korea                AET, 4-3 pen
1992    Japan               1-0 Saudi Arabia 
1996    Saudi Arabia        0-0 United Arab Emirates       AET, 4-2 pen
2000    Japan               1-0 Saudi Arabia
2004    Japan               3-1 China 
2007    Iraq                1-0 Saudi Arabia
2011    Japan               1-0 Australia                  AET
2015

               winners   finalists   semifinalists 
Japan             4          4           5
Saudi Arabia      3          6           6
Iran              3          3           8
South Korea       2          5           9
Israel            1          3           4
Kuwait            1          2           4
Iraq              1          1           2
China                        2           6
UAE                          1           2
Australia                    1           1
Burma                        1           1        [now Myanmar]
India                        1           1
Hongkong                                 2
South Vietnam                            2
Taiwan                                   2
Bahrain                                  1
Cambodia                                 1
North Korea                              1
Thailand                                 1
Uzbekistan                               1
                 15         30          60

NB: for the tournaments 1956-68, the winners and runners-up are counted as finalists,
    the third and fourth place finishers as semifinalists


All-Time Table Final Rounds


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