Men's Association football is an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. Women's football competition began in 1990.
Since the 2002 Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics.
The title was shared.
Saudi Arabia were awarded the third-place playoff by default after the Korea DPR team were handed a two-year suspension for assaulting officials at the end of their semi-final.