WAFF Championship

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WAFF Championship
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
RegionWestern Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams9
Current champions Bahrain (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Iran (4 titles)
Websitewww.the-waff.com
2019 WAFF Championship

The WAFF Championship or West Asian Football Federation Championship is a football competition consisting mainly of West Asian countries and territories. The event is organized by West Asian Football Federation. It is usually held every two years, but at occasionally longer intervals.

Results[edit]

# Year Host Final Third Place Match or Losing Semi-finalists [1] Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 2000
Details
 Jordan
Iran
1–0
Syria

Iraq
4–1
Jordan
8
2 2002
Details
 Syria
Iraq
3–2
aet

Jordan

Iran
2–2
(4–2) ps

Syria
6
3 2004
Details
 Iran
Iran
4–1
Syria

Jordan
3–1
Iraq
6
4 2007
Details
 Jordan
Iran
2–1
Iraq
 Jordan and  Syria 6
5 2008
Details
 Iran
Iran
2–1
Jordan
 Qatar and  Syria 6
6 2010
Details
 Jordan
Kuwait
2–1
Iran
 Iraq and  Yemen 9
7 2012
Details
 Kuwait
Syria
1–0
Iraq

Oman
1–0
Bahrain
11
8 2014
Details
 Qatar
Qatar
2–0
Jordan

Bahrain
0–0
(3–2) ps

Kuwait
9
9 2019
Details
 Iraq
Bahrain
1–0
Iraq
Without Third Place Match or Semi-finals Round 9

Summary[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Semi-finalists
 Iran 4 (2000, 2004*, 2007, 2008*) 1 (2010) 1 (2002)
 Iraq 1 (2002) 3 (2007, 2012, 2019) 1 (2000) 1 (2004) 1 (2010)
 Syria 1 (2012) 2 (2000, 2004) 1 (2002)* 2 (2007, 2008)
 Bahrain 1 (2019) 1 (2014) 1 (2012)
 Kuwait 1 (2010) 1 (2014)
 Qatar 1 (2014)* 1 (2008)
 Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014) 1 (2004) 1 (2000)* 1 (2007)
 Oman 1 (2012)
 Yemen 1 (2010)
Total 9 9 5 5 6

* hosts

Records and statistics[edit]

General statistics[edit]

As of 2019

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iran 7 28 19 7 2 56 16 +40 64
2  Iraq 8 31 16 8 7 40 22 +18 56
3  Jordan 9 30 12 8 10 37 27 +10 44
4  Syria 8 29 9 9 11 32 40 −8 36
5  Bahrain 4 15 6 6 3 8 6 +2 24
6  Kuwait 4 13 6 4 3 17 17 0 22
7  Qatar 2 7 5 0 2 12 10 +2 15
8  Palestine 9 22 3 4 15 16 35 −19 13
9  Oman 4 11 3 3 5 9 13 −4 12
10  Lebanon 7 18 3 3 12 9 25 −16 12
11  Yemen 3 10 2 2 6 10 13 −3 8
12  Saudi Arabia 3 8 1 3 4 3 10 −7 6
13  Kazakhstan 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3
14  Kyrgyzstan 1 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

Source: Mundial11

Participating nations[edit]

Team Jordan
2000
Syria
2002
Iran
2004
Jordan
2007
Iran
2008
Jordan
2010
Kuwait
2012
Qatar
2014
Iraq
2019
Years
 Bahrain GS 4th 3rd 1st 4
 Iran 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd GS 7
 Iraq 3rd 1st 4th 2nd SF 2nd GS 2nd 8
 Jordan 4th 2nd 3rd SF 2nd GS GS 2nd GS 9
 Kazakhstan # GS 1
 Kuwait 1st GS 4th GS 4
 Kyrgyzstan # GS 1
 Lebanon GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
 Oman GS GS 3rd GS 4
 Palestine GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
 Qatar SF 1st 2
 Saudi Arabia GS GS GS 3
 Syria 2nd 4th 2nd SF SF GS 1st GS 8
 Yemen SF GS GS 3
Total 8 6 6 6 6 9 11 9 9
  • (#) Invitee.
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.
  • SF: Semifinals. (No 3rd place playoff.)

Awards[edit]

Year Player Goals scored
2000 Iraq Razzaq Farhan 4
2002 Iran Alireza Nikbakht 2
Iraq Razzaq Farhan
Jordan Muayad Salim
Syria Anas Sari
2004 Iran Ali Daei 5
2007 Iran Mehdi Rajabzadeh 2
Iraq Salih Sadir
2008 Iran Kianoush Rahmati 3
2010 Yemen Ali Al-Nono 4
2012 Oman Qasim Said 4
Syria Ahmad Al Douni
2014 Qatar Boualem Khoukhi 6
2019 Iraq Hussein Ali 3

Under-23, Under 18 & Under 15[edit]

U-23 Results[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2015
Details
Qatar
Doha
Iran  2–0 Syria  Qatar  3–0 Yemen 

Under-23 total wins[edit]

Wins Nations Year
1 time  Iran 2015

U-18 Results[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2019
Details
State of Palestine
Ramallah

Iraq
0 – 0
(4–2 p)

United Arab Emirates

Jordan
3–0
Palestine

Under-18 total wins[edit]

Wins Nations Year
1 time  Iraq 2019

Under-15 Results[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2005
Details
Iran
Tehran

Iran
2–0
Syria

Iraq
5–0
Lebanon
2007
Details
Syria
Aleppo

Syria
n/a(1)
Iran

Jordan
n/a(1)
Iraq
2009
Details
Jordan
Amman

Iran
3–2
Syria

Iraq
3–1
Jordan
2013
Details
State of Palestine
Al-Ram

Iraq
n/a(1)
United Arab Emirates

Jordan
n/a(1)
Palestine
2015
Details
Jordan
Amman

Iraq
n/a(1)
Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
n/a(1)
Palestine
2018
Details
Jordan
Amman

Japan
n/a(1)
India

Jordan
n/a(1)
Yemen
2019
Details
Jordan
Amman

Saudi Arabia
n/a(1)
Jordan

Syria
n/a(1)
Iraq

1 The tournament was played in the round-robin league format.

Under-15 total wins[edit]

Wins Nations Year
2 times  Iran 2005, 2009
2 times  Iraq 2013, 2015
1 time  Syria 2007
1 time  Japan 2018
1 time  Saudi Arabia 2019

See also[edit]

Note[edit]

1No third place match was played in 2007, 2008 & 2010.

External links[edit]