|Dates||12 November – 26 November|
|Teams||10 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Iraq (5th title)|
|Third place||China PR|
|Goals scored||79 (3.29 per match)|
The 2000 AFC Youth Championship was held between November 12 and 26 in Iran. It was won by Iraq 2-1 over Japan.
All Matches in Shahid Shiroudi Stadium, Tehran.
|Shahid Shiroudi Stadium|
The original draw had Kuwait in the same group as Iraq. Kuwait protested that they did not want to be in Iraq's group due to political tensions, so the AFC did a re-draw to separate Iraq and Kuwait.
|United Arab Emirates||0||4||0||0||4||6||12||−6|
|Iraq (pen)||0 (7)|
|China PR (pen)||2 (8)|
Third place match
|China PR||2 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Iran|
|Qu Bo ,||Javad Kazemian pen'
|8 – 7|
|AFC Youth Championship 2000 Winners|
Qualification to World Youth Championship
The following teams qualified for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.