West Asian Football Federation

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West Asian Football Federation
West Asian Football Federation.PNG
WAFF logo
WAFF members
Formation 15 May 2001 [1]
Type Sports organization
12 member associations
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 left the federation on 10 June 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 from outside the region. 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]


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

Competition Holders Most recent event
Men's Football Championship  Qatar 2014
Women's Football Championship  Jordan 2014
Men's Futsal Championship  Iran 2012
Women's Futsal Championship  Iran 2012
U-16 Men's Football Championship  Iraq 2013



President Years
Jordan Prince Ali bin Al Hussein 2001 -


Vice-President Years
Iran Hassan Ghaffari 2001 - 2011
Iran Ali Kafashian 2011 - 2014
State of Palestine Jibril Al Rajoub 2014 -

General Secretary[edit]

President Years
Jordan Fadi Zureikat 2001 -

See also[edit]


External links[edit]