Kuwait Football Association

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Kuwait Football Association
الاتحاد الكويتي لكرة القدم
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Sport Football
Futsal
Beach football
Jurisdiction Kuwait
Abbreviation KFA
Founded 1952 (1952)
Affiliation FIFA (1964)
AFC (1964)[1]
UAFA (1976)
WAFF (2010)
GFU
Headquarters Adiliya
Official website
www.kfa.org.kw
Kuwait

The Kuwait Football Association (Arabic: الإتحاد الكويتي لكرة القدم‎‎) is the governing body of football in Kuwait.

Kuwait have twice been suspended by FIFA for political interference since 2007 and are only being allowed to participate in the 2011 Asian Cup qualifying campaign and other international competitions on a provisional basis.[2]

FIFA Suspension[edit]

Contrary to the road map established by FIFA and the AFC, the Kuwaiti Public Authority for Youth and Sport has continued to interfere. Elections were held on 9 October in direct violation of the FIFA Executive Committee's May 2007 decision to the contrary. As a consequence, the committee recommended to the FIFA Executive Committee that the Kuwait Football Association be suspended.[3] Kuwait's football federation board resigned days after world governing body FIFA suspended the Gulf Arab state.[4] The suspension was lifted after the federation said it will ratify new statutes to prevent government interference in the sport as demanded by FIFA. "Otherwise FIFA will immediately suspend the (federation) again," FIFA said in a statement.[5] The suspension is conditionally lifted and extended by the FIFA Congress in June 2009.[6] FIFA is closely monitoring the situation within Kuwait.[7]

On 16 October 2015, FIFA suspended Kuwait FA and all results from AFC Asian Cup and FIFA World Cup qualification are removed while all Kuwaiti teams that are participating in international competitions are withdrawn.

Competitions[edit]

Friendly Competitions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Title number(s) won Date won Previous Champions Season
VIVA Premier League Qadsia SC 17 April 16, 2016 Kuwait SC 2015-16
Kuwaiti Division One Al-Fahaheel FC 2016-17
Kuwait Emir Cup Kuwait SC 11 April 4, 2016 Qadsia SC 2015-16
Kuwait Crown Prince Cup Al-Salmiya SC 2 January 13, 2016 Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait) 2015-16
Kuwait Federation Cup Kazma SC 1 November 10, 2015 Kuwait SC 2015-16
Kuwait Super Cup Kuwait SC 2 September 18, 2015 Qadsia SC 2015

Defunct/paused[edit]

Championship Final champion(s) Title number(s) won Date won Previous Champions Season
Kuwait Joint League Kuwait SC 2 1989 Al-Arabi SC (Kuwait) 1988-89
Al Khurafi Cup Kazma SC 2 2007 Qadsia SC 2006-07

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