Central Asian Football Federation

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Central Asian Football Federation
CAFF member associations map.png
Abbreviation CAFF
Formation 10 June 2014 (2014-06-10)
Type Sports organization
Membership 6 member associations

The Central Asian Football Federation (CAFF) is an association of the football playing nations in Central Asia.

In June 2014, the association was formally approved by the Asian Football Confederation.[1] As a result, CAFF will in the future be able to have member(s) on the AFC executive committee.

The formation of CAFF was spearheaded by the Iranian Football Federation following disputes with West Asian Football Federation members. It was reported that AFC President Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa gained politically from the creation of the new zone.[2]

Member associations[edit]

CAFF has 6 member associations. All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Association Joining year Former federation Men's team Women's team
Afghanistan Afghanistan 2014 (Founding Member) SAFF, 2005–2014 Afghanistan Afghanistan
Iran Iran 2014 (Founding Member) WAFF, 2000–2014 Iran Iran
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 2014 None Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan Tajikistan 2014 None Tajikistan Tajikistan
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 2014 None Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2014 None Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

All-time international record[edit]

As of 3 August 2014

International Competitions participation[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Qualified
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the Olympics or Withdrew from the Olympics / Banned
  •    — Hosts

Men[edit]

Nation France
1900
United States
1904
United Kingdom
1908
Sweden
1912
Belgium
1920
France
1924
Netherlands
1928
Germany
1936
United Kingdom
1948
Finland
1952
Australia
1956
Italy
1960
Japan
1964
Mexico
1968
Germany
1972
Canada
1976
Soviet Union
1980
United States
1984
South Korea
1988
Spain
1992
United States
1996
Australia
2000
Greece
2004
China
2008
United Kingdom
2012
Total
 Iran[notes 1] QF 3
 Afghanistan 1
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Iran Qualified in 1980 but boycotted the event.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champion
  • 2nd – Runner-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarterfinals
  • R16 – Round of 16 (since 1986: knockout round of 16)
  • GS – Group Stage
  • 1S – First Knockout Stage (1934–1938 Single-elimination tournament)
  •    — Did not qualify
  •     — Did not enter / Withdrew / Banned
  •     — Hosts
Team Uruguay
1930
Italy
1934
France
1938
Brazil
1950
Switzerland
1954
Sweden
1958
Chile
1962
England
1966
Mexico
1970
West Germany
1974
Argentina
1978
Spain
1982
Mexico
1986
Italy
1990
United States
1994
France
1998
South KoreaJapan
2002
Germany
2006
South Africa
2010
Brazil
2014
Total inclusive
WC Qual.
 Iran GS GS GS GS 4 9
 Afghanistan 0 3
 Uzbekistan Was part of USSR 0 5
 Tajikistan 0 5
 Turkmenistan 0 5
 Kyrgyzstan 0 5
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4

Continental Competitions participation[edit]

Asian Cup[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • QF – Quarter Finals
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts
Team Hong Kong
1956
South Korea
1960
Israel
1964
Iran
1968
Thailand
1972
Iran
1976
Kuwait
1980
Singapore
1984
Qatar
1988
Japan
1992
United Arab Emirates
1996
Lebanon
2000
China
2004
Indonesia
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam
2007
Qatar
2011
Australia
2015
Years
 Iran 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 3rd GS 3rd QF 3rd QF QF q 13
 Uzbekistan Was part of USSR GS GS QF QF 4th q 6
 Turkmenistan GS 1
Total 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 2

Ranking[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Central Zone' gets thumbs up from Tajikistan". The AFC. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Warshaw, Andrew (10 June 2014). "Shaikh Salman flexes his political muscle to brush aside Prince Ali". InsideWorldFootball.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Men)". FIFA. 5 June 2014.