WAFF Championship

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WAFF Championship
Founded2000;20 years ago (2000)
Region Western Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams9 (2019)
Current championsFlag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Iran.svg  Iran (4 titles)
Website the-waff.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2021 WAFF Championship

The West Asian Football Federation Championship, or simply the WAFF Championship, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), the governing body of football in Western Asia. The championship has been held, on average, every two years. The current champion is Bahrain, having beat hosts Iraq in the 2019 final. The most successful team is Iran, with four titles; however, they can't compete in the competition anymore as they are no longer members of the WAFF.

Contents

Results

EditionYearHostsChampionsScore and VenueRunners-upThird placeScore and VenueFourth placeNo. of Teams
1 2000 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
1–0
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
4–1Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
8
2 2002 Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
3–2( a.e.t. )
Al Abbassiyyine Stadium, Damascus
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–2( a.e.t. )
(4–2 pen.)
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
6
3 2004 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
4–1
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
3–1Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg
Iraq
6
4 2007 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–1
Amman International Stadium, Amman
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg
Iraq
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan and Flag of Syria.svg  Syria [note 1] 6
5 2008 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–1
Azadi Stadium, Tehran
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar and Flag of Syria.svg  Syria [note 1] 6
6 2010 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
2–1
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq and Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen [note 1] 9
7 2012 Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
1–0
Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
Flag of Oman.svg
Oman
1–0Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
11
8 2014 Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2–0
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
0–0( a.e.t. )
(3–2 pen.)
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
9
9 2019 Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
1–0
Karbala International Stadium, Karbala
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
[note 2] 9
10 2021 Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 12
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 The two semi-finalists in 2007, 2008, and 2010 did not play a third-place match.
  2. There were neither semi-finals nor a third-place match in 2019.

Teams reaching the top four

Teams reaching the top four
TeamTitlesRunners-upThird place 1 Fourth placeTotal
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 4 (2000, 2004 * , 2007, 2008 * )1 (2010)1 (2002)6
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2002)3 (2007, 2012, 2019)2 (2000, 2010 2 )1 (2004)7
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1 (2012)2 (2000, 2004)2 (2007 2 , 2008 2 )1 (2002) * 6
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1 (2019)1 (2014)1 (2012)3
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (2014) * 1 (2008 2 )2
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1 (2010)1 (2014)2
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014)2 (2004, 2007 2 )1 (2000 * )6
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1 (2010 2 )1
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 1 (2012)1
* = hosts
1 = includes semi-finals in case there was no third-place match
2 = semi-final

Records and statistics

Top goalscorers

YearPlayerGoals scored
2000 Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg Razzaq Farhan 4
2002 Flag of Iran.svg Alireza Nikbakht 2
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg Razzaq Farhan
Flag of Jordan.svg Muayad Salim
Flag of Syria.svg Anas Sari
2004 Flag of Iran.svg Ali Daei 5
2007 Flag of Iran.svg Mehdi Rajabzadeh 2
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg Salih Sadir
2008 Flag of Iran.svg Kianoush Rahmati 3
2010 Flag of Yemen.svg Ali Al-Nono 4
2012 Flag of Oman.svg Qasim Said 4
Flag of Syria.svg Ahmad Al Douni
2014 Flag of Qatar.svg Boualem Khoukhi 6
2019 Flag of Iraq.svg Hussein Ali 3

All-time table

RankTeamParticipationsPldWDLGFGAGDPtsAvg
Pts
Trophies
1Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 72819725616+40642.294
2Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 83116874022+18561.801
3Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 931129103728+9451.450
4Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 82999113240−8361.241
5Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 41566386+2241.601
6Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 41464417170221.571
7Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 275021210+2152.141
8Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 92234151635−19130.590
9Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 411335913−4121.090
10Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 7183312925−16120.670
11Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 3102261013−380.800
12Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 38134310−760.750
13Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1310239−631.000
14Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 1300308−800.000

Under-age tournaments

Under-23

EditionYearHostsChampionsScore and VenueRunners-upThird placeScore and VenueFourth placeNo. of Teams
1 2015 Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–0
Lekhwiya SC Stadium, Doha
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
3–0Flag of Yemen.svg
Yemen
10
Teams reaching the top four
TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1 (2015)1
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1 (2015)1
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (2015)1
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1 (2015)1

Under-18

EditionYearHostsChampionsScore and VenueRunners-upThird placeScore and VenueFourth placeNo. of Teams
1 2019 Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
0–0( a.e.t. )
(4–2 pen.)
Faisal al-Husseini Stadium, Ramallah
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
3–0Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
6
2 2020 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan TBD
Teams reaching the top four
TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2019)1
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1 (2019)1
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1 (2019)1
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1 (2019)1

Under-15

EditionYearHostsChampionsScore and VenueRunners-upThird placeScore and VenueFourth placeNo. of Teams
1 2005 Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2–0
Tehran
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
5–0
Tehran
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
2 2007 Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
[note 1] Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
[note 1] Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
3 2009 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
3–2
Amman
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
3–1
Amman
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
4 2013 Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
[note 1] Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
[note 1] Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
4
5 2015 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
[note 1] Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
[note 1] Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
5
6 2018 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
[note 1] Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
[note 1] Flag of Yemen.svg
Yemen
5
7 2019 Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
[note 1] Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
[note 1] Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
9
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The tournament was played in a round-robin league format.
Teams reaching the top four
TeamTitlesRunners-upThird placeFourth placeTotal
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 2 (2005 * , 2009)1 (2007)3
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2 (2013, 2015)2 (2005, 2009)1 (2007, 2019)5
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1 (2007 * )2 (2005, 2009)1 (2019)4
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 1 (2019)1 (2015)2
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1 (2018)1
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1 (2019 * )3 (2007, 2013, 2018 * )1 (2009 * )5
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1 (2013)1 (2015)2
Flag of India.svg  India 1 (2018)1
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 2 (2013 * , 2015)2
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1 (2005)1
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1 (2018)1
* = hosts

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