WAFF Championship

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WAFF Championship
Founded 2000; 16 years ago (2000) (Men)
2005; 11 years ago (2005) (Women)
Region Western Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams 9 (Men)
8 (Women)
Current champions M:  Iran (2015)
W:  Jordan (2014)
Most successful team(s) M:  Iran (4)
W:  Jordan (3)
Men, Women

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.

Men's tournaments[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
2000 Jordan
Amman

Iran
1 – 0
Syria

Iraq
4 – 1
Jordan
2002 Syria
Damascus

Iraq
3 – 2
aet

Jordan

Iran
2 – 2
(4-2) ps

Syria
2004 Iran
Tehran

Iran
4 – 1
Syria

Jordan
3 – 1
Iraq
2007 Jordan
Amman

Iran
2 – 1
Iraq

Jordan
n/a(1)
Syria
2008 Iran
Tehran

Iran
2 – 1
Jordan

Syria
n/a(1)
Qatar
2010 Jordan
Amman

Kuwait
2 – 1
Iran

Iraq
n/a(1)
Yemen
2012 Kuwait
Kuwait City

Syria
1 – 0
Iraq

Oman
1 – 0
Bahrain
2014 Qatar
Doha

Qatar
2 – 0
Jordan

Bahrain
0 – 0
(3-2) ps

Kuwait
2016 Bahrain
Manama
1 No third place match was played.

Men's tournament winners[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place Semi-Final
 Iran 4 (2000, 2004, 2007, 2008) 1 (2010) 1 (2002)
 Iraq 1 (2002) 2 (2007, 2012) 1 (2000) 1 (2004) 1 (2010)
 Syria 1 (2012) 2 (2000, 2004) 1 (2002) 2 (2007, 2008)
 Qatar 1 (2014) 1 (2008)
 Kuwait 1 (2010) 1 (2014)
 Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014) 1 (2004) 1 (2000) 1 (2007)
 Bahrain 1 (2014) 1 (2012)
 Oman 1 (2012)
 Yemen 1 (2010)

Men's participating nations[edit]

Team Jordan
2000
Syria
2002
Iran
2004
Jordan
2007
Iran
2008
Jordan
2010

Kuwait
2012

Qatar
2014
Bahrain
2016
Years
 Bahrain GS 4th 3rd 3
 Iran 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd GS 7
 Iraq 3rd 1st 4th 2nd SF 2nd GS 7
 Jordan 4th 2nd 3rd SF 2nd GS GS 2nd 8
 Kazakhstan # GS 1
 Kuwait 1st GS 4th 3
 Kyrgyzstan # GS 1
 Lebanon GS GS GS GS GS GS 6
 Oman GS GS 3rd GS 4
 Palestine GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 8
 Qatar SF 1st 2
 Saudi Arabia GS GS 2
 Syria 2nd 4th 2nd SF SF GS 1st 7
 United Arab Emirates 0
 Yemen SF GS 2
Total 8 6 6 6 6 9 11 9
  • (#) Invitee.
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.
  • SF: Semifinals. (No 3rd place playoff.)

Women's tournaments[edit]

The countries that competed in one or more tournaments are Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria and United Arab Emirates.

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

Jordan
n/a
Iran

Syria
n/a
Bahrain
2007
Details
Jordan
Jordan

Jordan
n/a
Iran

Lebanon
n/a
Syria
2010
Details
United Arab Emirates
UA Emirates

United Arab Emirates
1–0
Jordan

Bahrain
3–0
Palestine
2011
Details
United Arab Emirates
UA Emirates

United Arab Emirates
2–2
(6–5 pen)

Iran

Bahrain
0–0
(4–3 pen)

Jordan
2014
Details
Jordan
Jordan

Jordan
n/a
Palestine

Bahrain
n/a
Qatar

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Women's total wins[edit]

Team Titles Runners-Up Third Place Fourth Place
 Jordan 3 (2005, 2007, 2014) 1 (2010)
 United Arab Emirates 2 (2010, 2011)
 Iran 3 (2005, 2007, 2011)
 Palestine 1 (2014) 1 (2010)
 Bahrain 3 (2010, 2011, 2014) 1 (2005)
 Syria 1 (2005) 1 (2007)
 Lebanon 1 (2007)
 Qatar 1 (2014)

Women's participating nations[edit]

Team Jordan
2005
Jordan
2007
United Arab Emirates
2010
United Arab Emirates
2011
Jordan
2014
Years
 Bahrain 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4
 Iran 2nd 2nd GS 2nd 4
 Iraq GS 1
 Jordan 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st 5
 Kuwait GS 1
 Lebanon 3rd GS 2
 Palestine 5th 4th GS 2nd 4
 Qatar 4th 1
 Syria 3rd 4th GS 3
 United Arab Emirates 1st 1st 2
Total 5 4 6 8 4
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.

Youth tournaments[edit]

Under 23[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 16[edit]

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

Iran
4 - 1
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
1 The tournament was played in the round-robin league format.

Youth total wins[edit]

Wins Nations Year
2 times  Iraq 2013, 2015
2 times  Iran 2005, 2009
1 time  Syria 2007

Futsal[edit]

See also[edit]

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