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AFC NATIONAL TEAM COMPETITIONS
AFC National team competitions mark the pinnacle of Asian football, supported by a whopping 1.8 billion fans across the continent. It is more than just football; it is cultural relevance paired with national pride that sets these competitions apart. This is where history is made, legends rise, and intense regional rivalries play out in the most iconic stadiums.
AFC Asian Cup
Once every four years the best nations of Asian football come together to celebrate the finest football Asia has to offer. The goal: to take home the iconic AFC Asian Cup trophy and to attain ultimate glory. This tournament, played in front on epic multi-million audiences, continues to be a huge driver of fan passion and engagement with concentrated, intense matches between the best national teams in Asia.
AFC Asian Qualifiers
This competition offers a unique platform for Asia’s finest teams to compete proudly on the world’s biggest and most glamorous stage. A competitive two-year journey, which culminates in the top 12 Asian teams vying for a chance to compete against the world’s top footballing nations. An elite and high-pressure competition, played home-and-away, and a unique opportunity for the Asia’s top national teams to secure a spot to play on the ultimate stage, the FIFA World Cup, in front of ecstatic crowds of supporters.
AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Women’s national teams have long been known for their outstanding, world-class performances. In fact, five of the top twenty national teams globally are from Asia. The AFC Asian Cup continues, the most prestigious women’s football competition, continues to be drive peak interest and excitement among an ever-growing audience of fans and standing behind their national teams and cheering for their nations. The tournament also marks an important opportunity and critical hurdle for the leading teams to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
AFC CLUB COMPETITIONS
No other football property can rival AFC Club competitions in terms of local relevance, prime-time thrill and audiences made up of close to a billion supporters across the continent. Here, local is king. Tribes of fans rally behind their heroes in fierce loyalty to their club. City against city, in the most iconic arenas.