West Asian Football Federation

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West Asian Football Federation
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WAFF logo
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WAFF members as of 10th of June 2014 with Iran just having left
Formation 15 May 2001 [1]
Type Sports organization
Membership 12 member associations
President
Jordan Prince Ali bin Al Hussein
Website http://www.the-waff.com

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), founded in 2001, is an association of the football playing nations in Western Asia. Its founding members are Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. In 2009, 3 more associations joined the federation: Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Four other nations of Western Asia: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia joined in 2010. [2] Iran separated from the federation on June 10th 2014 with the creation of Central Asian Football Federation.[3]

They organize the West Asian Football Federation Championship. Some nations were invited to participate in the competition when they were not yet members of the federation. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, which are not members, were invited to participate in the first edition of the tournament in 2000. The Secretary General is the Jordanian Fadi Zureiqat.

Member Associations[edit]

WAFF has 12 member associations. All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation.

Association Joining year Men's team Women's team
Bahrain Bahrain 2010 Bahrain Bahrain
Iraq Iraq 2000 (Founding Member) Iraq Iraq
Jordan Jordan 2000 (Founding Member) Jordan Jordan
Kuwait Kuwait 2010 Kuwait Kuwait
Lebanon Lebanon 2000 (Founding Member) Lebanon Lebanon
Oman Oman 2010 Oman -
State of Palestine Palestine 2000 (Founding Member) Palestine Palestine
Qatar Qatar 2009 Qatar Qatar
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2010 Saudi Arabia -
Syria Syria 2000 (Founding Member) Syria Syria
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2009 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Yemen Yemen 2009 Yemen -

Former members[edit]

Competitions[edit]

WAFF runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.

Competition Holders Most recent event
Men's Football Championship  Qatar (2014) 2014
Women's Football Championship  United Arab Emirates (2011) 2011
Men's Futsal Championship  Iran (2012) 2012
Women's Futsal Championship  Iran (2012) 2012
U-16 Youth Men's Football Championship  Iraq (2013) 2013

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
 Iraq QF 4th 4
 Iran[notes 1] QF 3
 Kuwait QF 3
 Qatar QF 2
 Saudi Arabia 2
 Syria 1
 United Arab Emirates 1
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 16

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

Men[edit]

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
 Saudi Arabia R16 GS GS GS 4 10
 Iraq GS 1 10
 United Arab Emirates GS 1 9
 Kuwait GS 1 11
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 10

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • Q — Qualified for upcoming tournament
  •  ••  — Qualified but withdrew
  •  •  — Did not qualify
  •  ×  — Did not enter / Withdrew from the AFC Asian Cup or withdrew from the Confederations Cup / Banned
  •    — Hosts
Team↓ \ Hosts→ 1992
Saudi Arabia
1995
Saudi Arabia
1997
Saudi Arabia
1999
Mexico
2001
South Korea
Japan
2003
France
2005
Germany
2009
South Africa
2013
Brazil
2017
Russia
Total
 Saudi Arabia 2nd GS GS 4th 4
 Iraq × × GS 1
 United Arab Emirates GS 1
Total 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

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
 Kuwait GS 2nd 1st 3rd GS 4th QF GS GS q 10
 Qatar GS GS GS GS QF GS GS QF q 9
 Saudi Arabia 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd GS 2nd GS q 9
 United Arab Emirates GS GS GS 4th 2nd GS GS GS q 9
 Iraq GS 4th QF QF QF 1st QF q 8
 Syria GS GS GS GS GS 5
 Bahrain GS 4th GS GS q 5
 Jordan QF QF q 3
 Oman GS GS q 3
 Palestine q 1
 Lebanon GS 1
Total 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 6 7 4 6 6 9 7 9 10

Rankings[edit]

Presidents[edit]

President Years
Jordan Prince Ali bin Al Hussein 2001 -

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

External links[edit]