AFC Asian Cup is one of the prestigious international football tournament that takes place in every four years span. Asia’s footballing nations compete in the competition to become champion of Asia. First Asian Cup was played in 1956 which was hosted at Hong Kong and won by South Korea.
Sixteen editions of Asian Cup have been concluded successfully and 17th is scheduled for United Arab Emirates in 2019. Japan is the most successful Asian team as they won four titles. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia and Iran also became Asian Cup champions thrice each.
Let’s have a look at the winners of AFC Asian Cup along with runners-up, final score and hosts.
Asian Cup Winners
|1956||Hong Kong||South Korea||Israel||Winner decided in round robin|
|1960||South Korea||South Korea||Israel||Winner decided in round robin|
|1964||Israel||Israel||India||Winner decided in round robin|
|1968||Iran||Iran||Burma||Winner decided in round robin|
|1984||Singapore||Saudi Arabia||China PR||2-0|
|1988||Qatar||Saudi Arabia||South Korea||0-0 [4-3 in Penalties]|
|1996||UAE||Saudi Arabia||UAE||0-0 [4-2 in Penalties]|
|2007||Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam||Iraq||Saudi Arabia||1-0|
Who will win 2019 Asian Cup in United Arab Emirates?