Asian football competitions
Asia is the land of football. But the continent is vast and to manage the practice of football in Asia, FIFA has established the AFC or Asian Football Confederation. It was in 1954 that different countries agreed to create this confederation and set up continental football competitions. The most famous of these is the AFC Champions League.
Leagues and Cups in Asia
Football competitions in Asia are subdivided into two big categories :
- National and amateur professional football organized by the federations of each country such as the JFA (Japan)
- The leagues and football cups organized by the AFC such as the AFC Champions League or the AFC ASIAN CUP.
AFC many football competitions
If each country organizes its own competitions, the AFC intends to bring the countries together by organizing different football competitions. Here is a non-exhaustive list :
- The Asian Cup of Nations
- Women's Asian Nations Cup
- The Asian Nations Championship
- A series of Cups linked to the age of the protagonists
- The AFC Champions League
- Confederation Cup