Saudi Arabian Football Federation

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Saudi Arabian Football Federation
الاتحاد العربي السعودي لكرة القدم
Saudi Arabia Football Federation logo (2017).png
Sport Football
Jurisdiction Saudi Arabia
Abbreviation SAFF
Founded 1956 (1956)
Affiliation FIFA (1956)
AFC (1972)[1]
UAFA (1974)
WAFF (2010)
GFU
Headquarters Riyadh
President Adel bin Mohammad Ezzat
Official website
www.thesaff.com.sa
Saudi Arabia
General Sport Authority Saudi Arabia Logo

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (Arabic: الاتحاد العربي السعودي لكرة القدم‎) (SAFF) is the football governing body of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1956,[2] its responsibilities include administration of club competitions and national teams. The founder of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation is Abdullah Faisal Al Saud.

Controversies[edit]

During 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, the fixtures between Saudi Arabia and Palestine were switched after Saudi Arabia cited “exceptional conditions” for their inability to travel to the West Bank.[3] The return fixture, originally to be played on 13 October 2015 at the Faisal Al-Husseini International Stadium, Al-Ram, was later postponed due to Saudi Arabia's refusal to pass through Israeli-controlled borders,[4] until the process of agreeing on the venue was concluded.[5] The match was rescheduled to be played on 5 November 2015 in Palestine, after the Palestinian Football Association gave full security guarantees for the match.[6] The match was later further delayed until 9 November, and to be changed to a neutral venue in Asia, as the Palestinian government confirmed that it could no longer guarantee the safety and security for the match.[7] The neutral venue was announced to be Amman International Stadium in Amman, Jordan.[8]

List of presidents of SAFF[edit]

The following is a list of presidents of Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) since its establishment.

Domestic competitions[edit]

Leagues
Cups

National teams[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]