Palestinian Football Association
FIFA affiliation 1995 (Provisional member),
1998 [1 ]
AFC affiliation 1995 (Provisional member), 1998
WAFF affiliation 2000
Palestinian Football Association ( Arabic: الاتحاد الفلسطيني لكرة القدم) is the governing body for football in the State of Palestine (former Palestinian Authority), and for the Palestine national football team. [2 ]
Background [ edit ]
Mandatory Palestine [ edit ]
Football gained mass popularity in the
British Mandate of Palestine, and the Eretz Israel football association was formed in 1928 and applied to join FIFA as a mainly Jewish organisation. It was accepted in 1929 and [3 ] Israel Football Association is considered as its successor. [4 ] Participation in the qualifiers for the [5 ] 1934 World Cup meant that Mandatory Palestine national football team was the first Asian team to compete in any stage of the World Cup.
Palestinian Arab club [ edit ]
A new Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952. Its successor, the Palestine Football Association, formed in 1962, has been a member of the
Union of Arab Football Associations since it was formed in 1974.
History [ edit ]
It was accepted as a member by FIFA in 1998,
after the creation of the [6 ] Palestinian Authority. The PFA has also been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 1998, in the West Asian Football Federation.
On 11 February 2011, the PFA formed the first women's league.
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