Korea Republic to host 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship

The tournament will be held in Korea Republic in 2019, the KFA said, following its rotational order of hosting the four-nation tournament.

“On rotational basis in the order Japan, Korea Republic and China PR, we’ll host the 2019 edition of the E-1 Football Championship,” a KFA official said.

This will be the 3rd time that Korea Republic have hosted the regional tournament. The country previously staged the football event in 2005 and 2013.

The E-1 Football Championship, was previously known as the East Asian Cup, which was started in 2003. It’s a four team round-robin tournament held every two or three years.

Korea Republic are in the finals 2019 as the tournament hosts. The women’s competition also gives automatic spots to the top two teams in FIFA rankings which are Japan and Korea DPR, with one remaining spot going to the team that wins the qualifying stage. DPR Korea will be looking for their fourth consecutive championship in 2019.


First Qualifying Round Teams


Northern Mariana Islands





Monday 3rd September

Macao 0 – 5 Guam

Goals From:

Kaycee Hoover 6′ 31′ (Guam)

Jenna Merrill 55′ (Guam)

Riley Hoover 67′ (Guam)

Colleen Naden 74′ (Guam)


Mongolia 3 – 2 Northern Mariana Islands

Goals From:

Gianna Griffin 11′ (Northern Mariana Islands)

Jeralyn Sastillo 22′ (Northern Mariana Islands)

Namuunaa Narmandakh 51′ 82′ (Mongolia)

Tsolmon Ganchimeg 61′ (Mongolia)



Wednesday 5th September

Northern Mariana Islands 0 – 0 Macao


Mongolia 1 – 0 Guam

Goals From:

Otgonbaatar Sarangarav 90+2′ (Mongolia)


Friday 7th September

Guam 0 – 0 Northern Mariana Islands

Mongolia 0 – 0 Macao

(Only the Group winner will go into the Second Qualifying Round)




Second Qualifying Round

China PR

Chinese Taipei

Hong Kong


(the winner of the 1st Qualifying round Mongolia)

(Only the Group winner will go into the Finals Round)


Final’s Round


Korea DPR

Korea Republic

(the winner of the 2nd Qualifying round goes here)


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