West Asian Football Federation
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Members
Formation15 May 2001; 21 years ago (2001-05-15)[1]
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersAmman, Jordan
Membership
12 member associations
President
Prince Ali bin Al Hussein
Websitewww.the-waff.com/eng/ (in English)

The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) is an organization founded by 6 member associations. Respectively in 2009 and 2010, 3 and 4 more associations joined.[2] Iran left the federation on 10 June 2014 with the creation of the Central Asian Football Federation.

Member associations

Association Joining year
Bahrain Bahrain 2010
Iraq Iraq 2001 (Founding member)
Jordan Jordan 2001 (Founding member)
Kuwait Kuwait 2010
Lebanon Lebanon 2001 (Founding member)
Oman Oman 2010
State of Palestine Palestine 2001 (Founding member)
Qatar Qatar 2009
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2010
Syria Syria 2001 (Founding member)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2009
Yemen Yemen 2009
Former member
Iran Iran 2001–2014 (Founding member)

Current title holders

See also: Portal:Current events/Sports, 2022 in association football, 2022 in sports by month, and FIFA International Match Calendar

For events postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, see Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.

Tournament Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition[3] Dates
National teams
WAFF Championship 2019 (Final)  Bahrain 1st  Iraq 2023 (Final) 20 March – 2 April 2023
U-23 Championship 2021  Jordan 1st  Saudi Arabia 2022 3–18 November 2022
U-18 Championship 2021  Iraq 2nd  Lebanon TBD
U-16 Championship 2022  Jordan 1st  Lebanon TBD
Futsal Championship 2022  Kuwait 1st  Saudi Arabia TBD
Beach Soccer Championship 2022  United Arab Emirates 1st  Oman TBD
National teams (women)
WAFF Women's Championship 2019  Jordan 4th  Bahrain 2022 29 August – 6 September 2022
U-18 Girls' Championship 2019  Lebanon 1st  Bahrain 2022 TBD
U-15 Girls' Championship 2019  Lebanon 1st  Jordan 2022 TBD
U-14 Girls' Championship 2022  Jordan 1st  Lebanon TBD
Futsal Women's Championship 2022  Iraq 1st  Saudi Arabia TBD
Club teams (women)
Women's Clubs Championship 2019 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon 1st Lebanon SAS 2022 14–22 July 2022

Rankings

National football team

WAFF Men's National Football Team Ranking by FIFA
Update: 23 June 2022

WAFF AFC FIFA Country Points +/−
1 5 49  Qatar 1441.41 Increase 2
2 6 53  Saudi Arabia 1435.74 Decrease 4
3 7 69  United Arab Emirates 1346.09 Decrease 1
4 8 70  Iraq 1338.91 Increase 2
5 9 75  Oman 1323.03 Steady
6 12 85  Bahrain 1289.25 Increase 4
7 13 86  Jordan 1279.74 Increase 5
8 14 89  Syria 1265.03 Decrease 1
9 15 94  Palestine 1233.72 Increase 6
10 18 100  Lebanon 1211.71 Decrease 3
11 27 148  Kuwait 1053.41 Decrease 2
12 28 153  Yemen 1023.52 Decrease 2

Women's national football team

WAFF Women's National Football Team Ranking by FIFA
Update: 17 June 2022