East Asian Football Federation

The East Asian Football Federation (EAFF), founded on May 28, 2002, is an international governing body of association football in East Asia.

East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)
EAFF crest
EAFF
EAFF members
Formation28 May 2002
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
Membership
10 member associations
President
Chung Mong-Gyu (Korea)
WebsiteEAFF.com

Member associations

EAFF has 10 member associations.[1] All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation except for the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is an associate member of the AFC (previously an associated member of the Oceania Football Confederation). The Palau football federation was being considered as a possible future member of the association in 2009.[2]

Association Joining year Men's team Women's team League
China China PR 2002 China PR China PR Chinese Super League
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 2002 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Taiwan Football Premier League
Guam Guam 2002 Guam Guam Guam Soccer League
Hong Kong Hong Kong 2002 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Premier League
Japan Japan 2002 Japan Japan J1 League
North Korea Korea DPR 2002 Korea DPR Korea DPR DPR Korea League
South Korea Korea Republic 2002 Korea Republic Korea Republic K League 1
Macau Macau 2002 Macau Macau Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do Futebol
Mongolia Mongolia 2002 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia Premier League
Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands 2008 1 Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Islands Northern Mariana Championship

1 Provisional member from December 2006[3] to September 2008[4]

Men's national teams

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.

EAFF and FIFA Rankings (as of 25 July 2019)[5]
EAFF* FIFA +/- National Team Points
1 33 Decrease 5  Japan 1481
2 37 Steady  South Korea 1467
3 71 Increase 2  China PR 1333
4 118 Increase 4  North Korea 1154
5 125 Steady  Chinese Taipei 1132
6 139 Increase 2  Hong Kong 1074
7 182 Steady  Macau 922
8 187 Steady  Mongolia 914
9 190 Steady  Guam 908
*Local rankings based on FIFA ranking points


World Football Elo Ratings (as of 26 February 2018)

EAFF Elo Country Rating
1 25  South Korea 1760
2 41  Japan 1707
3 70  China PR 1464
4 96  North Korea 1450
5 165  Hong Kong 1190
6 193  Chinese Taipei 976
7 201  Guam 833
8 222  Macau 678
9 224  Mongolia 654
10 237  Northern Mariana Islands 411

Women's national teams

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AFC FIFA Country Points +/−
2 8  Japan 1984 Decrease -1
3 11  North Korea 1938 Steady
4 14  South Korea 1880 Steady
5 15  China PR 1871 Steady
8 40  Chinese Taipei 1577 Steady
14 77  Hong Kong 1330 Steady
15 81  Guam 1282 Increase +1
21 115  Mongolia 1118 Decrease -115
* *  Macau
  • * Provisionally listed due to not having played more than five matches against officially ranked teams
  • ** Inactive for more than 18 months and therefore not ranked

Source:Last updated 7 December 2019

Presidents

President Years
Japan Shunichiro Okano 2004 – 2006
South Korea Chung Mong-joon 2006
China Xie Yalong 2006 – 2008
Japan Junji Ogura 2008 – 2010
South Korea Cho Chung-yun 2011 – March 2013
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu March 2013 – March 2014
China Zhang Jian April 2014 – March 2016
JapanKozo Tashima April 2016 – March 2018
South Korea Chung Mong-gyu April 2018 – present

Competitions

EAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

Competition Holders Current event
EAFF E-1 Football Championship  South Korea 2019
EAFF U-18 Youth Tournament  Hong Kong 2013
EAFF U-15 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2018
EAFF U-14 Youth Festival  South Korea 2010
EAFF U-13 Youth Festival There is no champion(1) 2015
EAFF Futsal Championship  Japan 2017
East Asian Games Men  North Korea 2013
EAFF Womens East Asian Cup  North Korea 2019
EAFF U-15 Girls Festival There is no champion(1) 2019
East Asian Games Women  North Korea 2013

1There will not be any outright winner or champion emerging from this Competition as it is not a competitive Championship.

Defunct Competitions

Competition Years
A3 Champions Cup 2002–2008

See also

References

  1. ^ EAFF - East Asian Football Federation Official Website - 10 Football Associations
  2. ^ Regarding the agenda/ decisions of the 29th EAFF Executive Committee Meeting Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Decisions taken at the 19th EAFF Executive Committee meeting
  4. ^ Regarding the agenda and decisions from the East Asian Football Federation 4th General Meeting and 25th and 26th Board of Director's meeting
  5. ^ a b c "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women)". FIFA. 7 December 2019.

External links

2010 AFF U-16 Youth Championship

The 2010 AFF U-16 Youth Championship will be held from 20 September to 26 September 2010, hosted by Indonesia. Only four teams will be participating, three teams from member associations of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and an invitee team from the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF).

2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship

The 2010 AFF U-19 Youth Championship was held from 24 July to 30 July 2010, hosted by Vietnam. Only four teams will be participating, two teams from member associations of the AFF along with associate member Australia, and an invitee team from the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF).

2013 EAFF East Asian Cup

The 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup was the 5th edition of this regional competition, the football championship of East Asia. Two preliminary competitions were held during 2012. Mongolia were suspended from the EAFF and could not compete in any EAFF competition until March 2014, whilst Australia accepted an invitation to take part.

2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup

The 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup was the fourth edition of EAFF Women's East Asian Cup. There were three competition rounds. The final round was won by North Korea. In August 2012, Australia accepted an invitation to take part.

2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup

The 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup was the fifth edition of the EAFF Women's East Asian Cup, an international women's football tournament organised by the East Asian Football Federation. Nine of ten EAFF member nations entered the tournament. Only Mongolia did not participate.

2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

The 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship is an upcoming association football tournament organized by the East Asian Football Federation. It will be the 8th edition of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship, the football championship of East Asia. The finals will be held in South Korea in December 2019. It will be the nation's third time hosting the tournament.

AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy

The AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy is a biennial football match organised by ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) and East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) and contested by the reigning champions of the two main Asian international football competitions, the AFF Championship and the EAFF E-1 Football Championship. It takes place during the FIFA international match window.

Chinese Taipei national football team

The Chinese Taipei national football team is the official name given by FIFA to the national association football team of Republic of China. It is managed by the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA, Traditional Chinese:中華民國足球協會), the controlling body for football in Taiwan.

It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation. Despite never qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, Taiwan reached the semi-finals of the 1960 and 1968 AFC Asian Cups, finishing third in the former. The side also won gold in the football sector at the 1954 and 1958 Asian Games although the players in the team originated from British Hong Kong.

Dynasty Cup

Dynasty Cup was an East Asian international association football tournament. The tournament was held every 2 or 3 years. It was hosted by Beijing in 1990 and 1992, Hong Kong in 1995, Yokohama and Tokyo in 1998.

In 2002 the East Asian Football Federation was founded and in 2003 the East Asian Football Championship was established as successor tournament.

EAFF E-1 Football Championship

EAFF E-1 Football Championship, known as the East Asian Football Championship from 2003 to 2010, and the EAFF East Asian Cup for the 2013 and 2015 editions, is a men's international football competition in East Asia for member nations of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). Before the EAFF was founded in 2002, the Dynasty Cup was held between the East Asian top four teams, and was regarded as the unofficial East Asian Championship. There is a separate competition for men (first held in 2003) and women (first held in 2005).

The winner of the EAFF E-1 Football Championship qualifies for the AFF–EAFF Champions Trophy.

The next edition will be held in 2019 in South Korea.

EAFF E-1 Football Championship (women)

EAFF E-1 Football Championship is an international football competition in East Asia for national teams of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF). The competition between women's national teams is held alongside men's competition.

EAFF Futsal Championship

The EAFF Futsal Championship is the main national futsal competition of the East Asian Football Federation nations. It was first held in 2009 and is the East Asian qualifying tournament for the AFC Futsal Championship.

Guam national football team results

This article details the fixtures and results of the Guam national football team.

Guam national futsal team

The Guam national futsal team represents Guam in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Guam Football Association. They are affiliated to the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation region.

Guam national under-20 football team

The Guam national under-20 football team is the national association football youth team for the United States territory of Guam and is controlled by the Guam Football Association. They are affiliated with the Asian Football Confederation's East Asian Football Federation region.

Mongolia national football team

The Mongolia national football team (Mongolian: Монголын хөлбөмбөгийн үндэсний шигшээ баг Mongolyn khölbömbögiin ündesnii shigshee bag) represents the State of Mongolia in international football under the Mongolian Football Federation.

Founded in 1959 the association was inactive between 1960 and 1998 when the team did not feature in any international fixtures. The Mongolian Football Federation is a member of the Asian Football Confederation and the East Asian Football Federation.

Northern Mariana Islands Football Association

The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association is the governing body of football in the Northern Mariana Islands. It was founded in 2005 by US-Attorney Peter Coleman. The Association received full membership into the East Asian Football Federation in 2008. The association was admitted as a quasi-member of the Asian Football Confederation in July 2009.The association runs the M*League, the top level of domestic competition within the commonwealth. It operates men's, women's and youth national football teams which play in the East Asian Football Federation championships.

Northern Mariana Islands national football team

The Northern Mariana Islands national football team represents the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in international men's football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in the Northern Mariana Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, which is a member of the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) and an associate member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). The federation is not a member of the world governing body FIFA and so whilst the national team is eligible to enter AFC and EAFF-run competitions, they are currently ineligible for global competitions such as the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup. As such, they do not have an official FIFA ranking. However, the team have been consistently ranked as one of the worst teams in the world on the Elo ratings and are in fact, at July 2016 rated as the worst men's senior international team in the world in a ratings system that also includes a number of other non-FIFA teams. Following the completion of the preliminary qualifying round for the 2017 EAFF East Asian Cup the team have won only one official competitive match against international opposition and have a goal difference of −78 in official matches. The team have never qualified for the finals of a major tournament and beyond friendlies and qualifying matches, their only official competition has been in an exhibition tournament in the regional Micronesian Games in 1998, which they won, to date their only tournament success.

They are one of the youngest international teams, having played their first match in an exhibition tournament associated with the 1998 Micronesian Games. Following this appearance, they played only one more match, against the Federated States of Micronesia before the original governing body for football in the country, the Northern Mariana Islands Soccer Federation, became defunct and the team withdrew from international competition. During the time of the Northern Mariana Islands Soccer Federation, eligibility criteria for the national team were quite lax, a minimum residency requirement of two years meant that the national team often included a number of contractors working on Saipan who were not of Northern Marianan heritage. Following the foundation of a new governing body, the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, the national team was reestablished and, having resigned their associate membership of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), they joined the EAFF in 2006, becoming full members in 2008.

Since that date, their international appearances have mainly been restricted to qualifying competitions for the EAFF East Asian Cup, although they also attempted to qualify for the AFC Challenge Cup once, having been admitted as associate members in 2009, and have played several friendly matches against neighboring nation Guam, in which the two countries compete for the perpetual trophy, the Marianas Cup.

Competitive success has been hard to come by for the team, they had to wait until June 2010 to register their first draw under the auspices of the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, a 1–1 draw in a Marianas Cup match against Guam. A further four years passed before their first victory, a shock 2–1 win against Macau in July 2014 in EAFF Cup qualifying. As of July 2016 the team have failed to win another competitive international.

Northern Mariana Islands women's national football team

The Northern Mariana Islands women's national football team is the international women's football team of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, controlled by the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association.

The association is a member of the East Asian Football Federation.

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