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2023 AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup in Thailand – Facts & Figures!

The AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup makes a return after four years with Pattaya, Thailand to host the 2023 edition.

Ahead of the action kicking off on Thursday, join AFC Media as we take a look at the facts and figures of a highly exciting tournament.

Pedigree

Japan are the most successful team in the competition with three title triumphs – 2009, 2011 and 2019.

UAE 2023 Lure

The top two teams will join hosts United Arab Emirates as Asia’s representatives at the 2023 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Hard to emulate

UAE are the last team to have won the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup as hosts – registering consecutive triumphs in 2007 and 2008

Elite category

Japan (3 titles), UAE (2), Iran (2), Oman (1) and Bahrain (1) are the five countries to have won the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup title since its inaugural tournament in 2006.

Spectacular arena

The teams will battle for the 2023 AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup – Thailand title at the Jomtiem Beach Arena

Ever popular

The 2023 edition will see 16 teams competing for the title – the highest number of participants since Qatar 2013 and surpassing the 15 sides that competed in Thailand 2019 and 13 in Malaysia 2017

Top class
Iran hold the record for the most number of goals scored (50) in a single edition (2017).

Goal machine

Japanese star Ozu Moreira has the overall highest number of goals scored with a haul of 31 goals.

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