WAFF Championship

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WAFF Championship
Founded2000;19 years ago (2000)
Region Western Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams9
Current championsFlag of Qatar.svg  Qatar (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Iran.svg  Iran (4 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 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.

West Asian Football Federation

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), founded in 2001, is an association of the football playing nations in Western Asia. Its founding members are Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. In 2009, three more associations joined the federation: Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Four other nations of Western Asia: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia joined in 2010. Iran left the federation on 10 June 2014 with the creation of Central Asian Football Federation.

Contents

Result

Senior Tournament

#YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-upThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
12000
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
1 – 0Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
4 – 1Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
22002
Details
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
3 – 2
aet
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2 – 2
(4–2) ps
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
32004
Details
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
4 – 1Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
3 – 1Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg
Iraq
42007
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2 – 1Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg
Iraq
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria and Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan
52008
Details
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
2 – 1Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria and Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
62010
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
2 – 1Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq and Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen
72012
Details
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
1 – 0Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
Flag of Oman.svg
Oman
1 – 0Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
82014
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
2 – 0Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
0 – 0
(3–2) ps
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
92019
Details
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
1 No third place match was played.

Summary

TeamWinnersRunners-upThird PlaceFourth Place
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 4 (2000, 2004 * , 2007, 2008 * )1 (2010)1 (2002)
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1 (2002)2 (2007, 2012)1 (2000)1 (2004)
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1 (2012)2 (2000, 2004)1 (2002) *
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (2014) * 1 (2008)
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1 (2010)1 (2014)
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014)2 (2004, 2007)1 (2000) *
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1 (2014)1 (2012)
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 1 (2012)
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 1 (2010)
Total8885

* hosts

General statistics

As of 2014

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 72819725616+4064
2Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 72613763519+1646
3Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 82711793325+840
4Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 7259792733−634
5Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 3105321414018
6Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 275021210+215
7Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 31135356−114
8Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 411335913−412
9Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 6142210621−158
10Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 81813141030−206
11Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2512225−35
12Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 2611468−24
13Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 1310239−63
14Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 000000000
15Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan 1300308−80

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Participating nations

Team Flag of Jordan.svg
2000
Flag of Syria.svg
2002
Flag of Iran.svg
2004
Flag of Jordan.svg
2007
Flag of Iran.svg
2008
Flag of Jordan.svg
2010
Flag of Kuwait.svg
2012
Flag of Qatar.svg
2014
Years
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS4th3rd3
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 1st3rd1st1st1st2ndGSCAFA7
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 3rd1st4th2ndSF2ndGS7
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 4th2nd3rdSF2ndGSGS2nd8
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan #GS1
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 1stGS4th3
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan #GS1
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon GSGSGSGSGSGS6
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGS3rdGS4
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS8
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar SF1st2
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GSGS2
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 2nd4th2ndSFSFGS1st7
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 0
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen SFGS2
Total866669119
  • (#) Invitee.
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.
  • SF: Semifinals. (No 3rd place playoff.)

Youth tournaments

Under-23

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2015
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Doha
Iran  Flag of Iran.svg2–0 Syria  Flag of Syria.svg Qatar  Flag of Qatar.svg3–0 Yemen  Flag of Yemen.svg

Under-16

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2005
Details
Flag of Iran.svg
Tehran
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
4–1Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
5–0Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
2007
Details
Flag of Syria.svg
Aleppo
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
n/a( 1 )Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
n/a( 1 )Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
2009
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Amman
Flag of Iran.svg
Iran
3–2Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
3–1Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
2013
Details
Flag of Palestine.svg
Al-Ram
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
n/a( 1 )Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
n/a( 1 )Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
2015
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Amman
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
n/a( 1 )Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
n/a( 1 )Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
2018
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Amman
Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
n/a( 1 )Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
n/a( 1 )Flag of Yemen.svg
Yemen
1 The tournament was played in the round-robin league format.

Youth total wins

WinsNationsYear
2 timesFlag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 2013, 2015
2 timesFlag of Iran.svg  Iran 2005, 2009
1 timeFlag of Syria.svg  Syria 2007
1 timeFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 2018

Futsal

See also

Asian Football Confederation governing body of association football in Asia

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of association football in Asia and Australia. It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkey – which are instead members of UEFA. Three other states located geographically along the western fringe of Asia – Cyprus, Armenia and Israel – are also UEFA members. On the other hand, Australia, formerly in the OFC, joined the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, and the Oceanian island of Guam, a territory of the United States, is also a member of AFC, in addition to Northern Mariana Islands, one of the Two Commonwealths of the United States. Hong Kong and Macau, although not independent countries, are also members of the AFC.

AFC Asian Cup international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation

The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and until 2015 qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

AFF Championship

The AFF Championship is a biennial international association football competition, contested by the men's national teams of the member of ASEAN Football Federation (AFF), determining the sub-continental champion of Southeast Asia.

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