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The 2003 AFC Women's Championship was a women's football tournament held in Thailandmarker from June 8 to June 21 2003. It was the 14th holding of the AFC Women's Championship, a tournament for women's national teams from countries affiliated to the Asian Football Confederation.

The competition was held in Bangkokmarker in the Rajamangala Stadiummarker and the Nakhon Sawan Stadium. The tournament was won by the defending champions Korea DPR women's national football teammarker (Korea DRP). As the championship was alo used for qualifying for the FIFA Women's World Cup, North Korea qualified as champions, with China qualifying as runners-up. South Korea as the third-placed team faced another match for qualification.

Participating teams and structure

Fourteen teams took part in the competition. This included the hosts Thailandmarker and the defending champions North Koreamarker. The teams were split into 3 groups, with the each team playing all the others in the group in a round robin format. At the end of the group stage the four teams with the best results from all the groups who qualified in the 1st 2 spaces in each group qualify to the knockout stage. This is played in the format of a semi-final, a 3rd/4th place match, as well as a final.

The winners and runners-up of the competition automatically qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003. The 3rd place team has to compete against a CONCACAF team over home and away matches for a final place in the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Group A Group B Group C



















Stadium



Results

Group Stage

Group A

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
4 3 1 0 45 2 10
4 3 1 0 20 2 10
4 2 0 2 6 21 6
4 1 0 3 2 24 3
4 0 0 4 0 24 0





























Group B

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
4 4 0 0 34 0 12
4 2 1 1 11 8 7
4 2 1 1 7 7 7
4 1 0 3 2 26 3
4 0 0 4 2 15 0





























Group C

Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
3 3 0 0 29 0 9
3 2 0 1 6 9 6
3 1 0 2 7 14 3
Uzbekistanmarker 3 0 0 3 2 21 0

















Knockout stage

The following teams qualified from the group stages:



Semi-finals




Third place playoff

Final

Awards

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