EAFF U15 Men's Championship 2023


Group A
Korea Republic Squads >
China PR Squads >
Macau, China Squads >
Mongolia Squads >
Northern Mariana Islands Squads >
Group B
Japan Squads >
Hong Kong, China Squads >
Chinese Taipei Squads >
Guam Squads >


Group A
China PR 10431043142
Korea Republic 10431039138
Mongolia 64202912-3
Macau, China 34103529-24
Northern Mariana Islands 04004255-53
Group B
Japan 9330038335
Chinese Taipei 6320121417
Hong Kong, China 33102251213
Guam 03003166-65

※PTS:Points. MP:Match played. W:Win. D:Drawn. L:Lose. GF:Goal For. GA:Goal Against. GD:Goal Difference


Best GK No.1 ZHANG Congxi (China PR)
Best DF No.3 AKANUMA Aato (Japan)
Best MF No.6 MOON Seongmin (Korea Repbulic)
Top Scorer No.19 JHANG Tian-Jyun (Chinese Taipei)
11 Goals
MVP No.6 LIU Binglin (China PR)


Best GK
Best DF
Best MF
Top Scorer


Official Title of the Competition

EAFF U15 Men's Championship 2023


East Asian Football Federation (EAFF)

Organising Association

Chinese Football Association (CFA)

Competition Date and Venue

1-8 September, 2023


Pitch 9 Qingdao Baisha Bay Football Centre
Pitch 2 Qingdao Citizen Fitness Center
Qingdao Youth Football Stadium

Participating Associations

Group A:Korea Republic, China PR, Macau China, Mongolia, Northern Mariana Islands
Group B:Japan, Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei, Guam

Match Fixture

Date KO Time Match NO. Match & Stadium
1 September (Fri) 10:00 M1 Northern Mariana Islands vs Mongolia Pitch 9
M3 Macau, China vs China PR Pitch 2
15:00 M2 Hong Kong, China vs Chinese Taipei Pitch 9
M4 Japan vs Guam Pitch 2
2 September (Sat) 10:00 M5 Mongolia vs Korea Republic Pitch 2
15:00 M6 Northern Mariana Islands vs Macau, China Pitch 2
3 September (Sun) 10:00 M7 Guam vs Hong Kong, China Pitch 9
M9 Chinese Taipei vs Japan Pitch 2
15:00 M8 Korea Republic vs Northern Mariana Islands Pitch 9
M10 China PR vs Mongolia Pitch 2
4 September (Mon) 10:00 M11 China PR vs Northern Mariana Islands Pitch 9
15:00 M12 Macau, China vs Korea Republic Pitch 9
5 September (Tue) 10:00 M13 JApan vs Hong Kong, China Pitch 9
M15 Chinese Taipei vs Guam Pitch 2
15:00 M14 Mongolia vs Macau, China Pitch 9
M16 Korea Republic vs China PR Pitch 2
6 September (Wed) REST DAY
7 September (Thu) 10:00 M17 Semi Finals
Winner of A vs Runners up B
Pitch 9
M19 Semi Finals
Winner of B vs Runners up A
Pitch 2
15:00 M18 4th of A vs 4th of B Pitch 9
M20 3rd of A vs 3rd of B Pitch 2
8 September (Fri) 15:00 M21 3rd Place Match
Loser of SF1 vs Loser of SF2
Qingdao Youth Stadium
19:00 M22 Final
Winner of SF1 vs Winner of SF2

Competition System


The Competition will feature ten (10) teams in a group stage, followed by the semi-finals, the play-off for third, fifth, seventh, ninth place and the Final.


The nine participating teams will be divided into two groups by seeding, based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking dated 6 April 2023, and draw by the EAFF Secretariat.


The system of play in the group stage shall be a round-robin league system, with each team playing one (1) match against each of the other teams in the same group, with three (3) points for a win, one (1) point for a draw and none for a defeat.


The ranking in each group shall be determined in descending order as follows:
・higher number of points obtained in the group matches;
・if two (2) or more participating teams are equal on points, the following
・criteria are applied to determine the ranking (in descending order):
Head-to-Head Criteria
・higher number of points obtained in the group matches played among the participating teams in question;
・superior goal difference from the group matches played among the participating teams in question;
・higher number of goals scored in the group matches played among the participating teams in question;

if, after having applied the Head-to-Head criteria, two (2) or more participating teams still have an equal ranking, the Head-to-Head criteria shall be reapplied exclusively to the matches between the participating teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, the following criteria shall apply;

Group Result Criteria
・superior goal difference from all matches played;
・higher number of goals scored from all matches played;
・penalty kicks if only the two (2) participating teams are both on the Field of Play;
・the lower score calculated according to the number of yellow and red cards received in all matches
・the draw of lots.


The two teams finishing first and second in each group will qualify for the semi-finals as follows:
Semi-final 1: Winner A v Runner-up B
Semi-final 2: Winner B v Runner-up A


The two winners of the semi-finals will contest the final. The two runners-up of the semifinals, the third and fourth in each group will contest for third, fifth, seventh and nineth place as follows:
Play-off for third place:Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
Play-off for fifth place:Third place Group A v Third place Group B
Play-off for seventh place:Fourth place Group A v Fourth place Group B
Final:Winner SF1 v Winner SF2