Bahrain Football Association

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Bahrain Football Association
الاتحاد البحريني لكرة القدم
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SportFootball
Futsal
Beach football
JurisdictionBahrain
AbbreviationBFA
Founded1957 (1957)
AffiliationFIFA (1968)
AFC (1969)
UAFA (1976)
WAFF (2010)
AGCFF (2016)
PresidentSheikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Official website
bfa.bh
Bahrain

The Bahrain Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد البحريني لكرة القدم‎) is the governing body of football in Bahrain, and controls the Bahrain national football team. It was founded in 1957, and has been a member of FIFA since 1968. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation.

Office-holders and officials[edit]

Name Position Source
Bahrain Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa President [1]
Bahrain Shaikh Khaled Al Khalifa Vice President [1]
Bahrain Ali Ahmed Al Bouainain 2nd Vice President [1]
Bahrain Ebrahim Al Bouainain General Secretary [1]
Bahrain Arif Al Abbasi Treasurer [1]
n/a Technical Director
Portugal Hélio Sousa Team Coach (Men's) [1]
Bahrain Khalid Al Harban Team Coach (Women's) [1]
n/a Media/Communications Manager
Bahrain Alef Al Mannai Futsal Coordinator [1]
Bahrain Jasim Karim Referee Coordinator [1]

The Association's President is Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. The Vice-President is Sheikh Ali Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa.

The General Secretary is Ebrahim Saad Al Buainain.

The National Men's Team Coach is Miroslav Soukop (Czech Republic) and the Women's Team Coach is Khaled Al-Harban.[2]

Address and website[edit]

Bahrain Football Association

Bahrain National Stadium, P.O. Box 5464, MANAMA, Bahrain

Tel.: +973/17 689 569

Fax: +973/17 781 188

Official website: BFA[3]

Controversies[edit]

In November 2017, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain pulled out of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup due to the 2017 Qatar diplomatic crisis.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Member Association - Bahrain - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  2. ^ "Member Association - Bahrain - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  3. ^ FIFA Online website, Bahrain page, accessed 24 June 2011
  4. ^ "Saudi, UAE, Bahrain to miss Qatar's Gulf Cup amid rift". 17 November 2017 – via uk.reuters.com.

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