Year Winners Runners-Up Third Fourth Venue U-16 1985 Saudi Arabia 0-0 4-3p Qatar Iraq 1-0 Thailand Doha 1986 South Korea 0-0 5-4p Qatar Saudi Arabia 2-0 North Korea Doha 1988 Saudi Arabia 2-0 Bahrain China 1-1 4-3p Iraq Bangkok 1990 Qatar 2-0 UAE China 5-0 Indonesia UAE 1992 China 2-2 8-7p Qatar Saudi Arabia 2-1 North Korea Riyadh 1994 Japan 1-0 aet Qatar Oman 3-2 Bahrain Doha 1996 Oman 1-0 Thailand Bahrain 0-0 4-1p Japan Bangkok 1998 Thailand 1-1 3-2p Qatar Bahrain 5-1 South Korea Doha 2000 Oman 1-0 Iran Japan 4-2 Vietnam Danang U-17 2002 South Korea 1-1 5-3p Yemen China 1-0 Uzbekistan UAE 2004 China 1-0 North Korea Qatar 2-1 Iran Japan 2006 Japan 4-2 aet North Korea Tajikistan 3-3 5-4p Syria Singapore 2008 Iran 2-1 South Korea Japan and UAE Uzbekistan U-16 2010 North Korea 2-0 Uzbekistan Australia and Japan Uzbekistan 2012 Uzbekistan 1-1 3-1p Japan Iran and Iraq Iran 2014 North Korea 2-1 South Korea Australia and Syria Thailand 2016 Iraq 0-0 4-3p Iran Japan and North Korea India 2018 Japan 1-0 Tajikistan Australia and South Korea Malaysia 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic U-17 2023 Bahrain NB: although both finalists were caught cheating with players ages at the 2000 championships (Iran had 5, Oman 6 players suspended for 2 years in May 2001 following X-ray tests), the final rankings were apparently not changed. Number of Titles 3 Japan 2 China North Korea Oman Saudi Arabia South Korea 1 Iran Iraq Qatar Thailand Uzbekistan
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