Thailand 2019: Stats and Facts
Chonburi: Eight teams are vying for glory at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship 2019 Thailand.
With the top three finishers also assured places at next year’s FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Nigeria, the-AFC.com takes a look at some of the competition’s key stats, facts and records.
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1 - The first AFC U-19 Women’s Championship was held in Goa, India in 2002. Japan beat Chinese Taipei 2-1 in the final with China PR finishing third.
3 - Consecutive titles will be on Japan’s radar after they completed the double in 2015 and 2017. Incidentally, the Young Nadeshiko were on course for a hat-trick of titles in 2013 after winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2011, but they fell short finishing fourth after picking up two wins, two draws and a defeat.
5 - Japan are the most successful team in the competition with five AFC U-19 Women’s Championship successes already under their belt. 2017 was their latest achievement after they emerged victorious in 2002, 2009, 2011, 2015.
Unlucky – No host has ever won the title. The furthest a host nation has progressed in the competition is the final, achieved by China PR during the 2004 edition in Suzhou. China fell at the final hurdle losing to Korea Republic 3-0, handing the Koreans their maiden championship.
9 - No other country has drawn more matches at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship than Japan.
Heartache – No country has tasted the bitterness of defeat at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship more than DPR Korea, who have finished second on five occasions - 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017.
Blanked – Four countries have played in the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship but have lost every game – Nepal, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Guam and Malaysia.
10 – This is the competition’s 10th edition since its inception in 2002.
22 - The highest number of goals conceded in a match was in 2006, when China PR defeated hosts Malaysia 22-0 in the group stage.
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