Central Asian Football Association
|Formation||9 January 2015|
|6 member associations|
In June 2014, the association was in principle approved by the Asian Football Confederation and approved at the Extraordinary Congress in January 2015 during the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. As a result, CAFA will in the future be able to have member(s) on the AFC executive committee.
The formation of CAFA was spearheaded by the Iranian Football Federation following disputes with West Asian Football Federation members. It was reported that AFC President Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa gained politically from the creation of the new zone.
Members of the six nations met with AFC president Sheikh Salman on 10 May 2014 to talk about the possibility of creating a new Asian football zone. The delegations were invited by the AFC president following an initiative by Iran and Afghanistan. At the extraordinary AFC congress on 9 June 2014 in São Paulo, the plan of the new zone was ratified by the congress.
CAFA consists of six member associations. All of them are members of the Asian Football Confederation.
|Code||Association||National Football teams||National Futsal teams||National Beach|
|AFG||Men's (U21·U19·U17) Women's||Men's||Men's||1933||1948||1954||2015||Yes||SAFF (2005–2014)|
|IRN||Men's (U21·U19·U17) Women's (U19·U17)||Men's · Men's U-20 · Women's||Men's||1920||1948||1954||2015||Yes||WAFF (2001–2014)|
|KGZ||Men's (U21·U17) Women's||Men's||–||1946||1994||1994||2015||Yes|
|TJK||Men's (U21·U17) Women's||Men's||–||1936||1994||1994||2015||Yes|
|TKM||Men's (U21·U17) Women's||Men's||–||1992||1994||1994||2015||Yes|
|UZB||Men's (U21·U19·U17) Women's (U19)||Men's · Women's||Men's||1946||1994||1994||2015||Yes|
|Association||National Football Leagues||National Football Cups||Super Cups|
|Afghan Premier League||–||–|
|Persian Gulf Pro League
Kowsar Women Football league
|Hazfi Cup||Iranian Super Cup|
|Kyrgyzstan Top League
Kyrgyzstan Women's Championship
|Kyrgyzstan Cup||Kyrgyzstan Super Cup|
|Tajikistan Higher League||Tajikistan Cup||Tajikistan Super Cup|
|Turkmenistan Higher League||Turkmenistan Cup||Turkmenistan Super Cup|
|Uzbekistan Super League
Uzbek women's football championship
|Uzbekistan Cup||Uzbekistan Super Cup|
Men's National Teams
Leading Men's team:
Women's National Teams
Leading Women's team:
|President||2019 – present|
|Vice-president||2019 – present|
|Second Vice-president||2019 – present|
|General Secretary||2018 – present|
|Vice-General Secretary||2015 – present|
|AFC Vice-president||2015 – present|
|Female General Secretary||2015 – present|
|2015 – 2018|
|2018 – 2019|
|2018 – present|
|2015 – 2018|
|2018 – 2019|
|2019 – present|
CAFA runs several competitions which cover men's, women's, youth and futsal.
|CAFA Men's Championship||n/a||n/a|
|CAFA U-23 Men's Championship||n/a||n/a|
|CAFA U-19 Men's Championship||2019|
|CAFA U-16 Boys Championship||2019|
|CAFA U-15 Boys Championship||2018|
|CAFA Futsal Championship||n/a||n/a|
|CAFA U-19 Futsal Championship||n/a||n/a|
|CAFA Women's Championship||2018|
|CAFA U-23 Women's Championship||2019|
|CAFA U-19 Women's Championship||2016|
|CAFA U-15 Girls Championship||2019|
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- "'Central Zone' gets thumbs up from Tajikistan". The AFC. 10 June 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "AFC adds a fifth zone as Extraordinary Congress approves amendments to AFC Statutes". The AFC. 12 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- Warshaw, Andrew (10 June 2014). "Shaikh Salman flexes his political muscle to brush aside Prince Ali". InsideWorldFootball.com. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "Central Asians meet Sheikh Salman to create CAFA". aff.org.af. 17 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- "Sheikh Salman Wins Bitter Battle to End Prince Ali's FIFA Vice-Presidency" (10 June 2014). worldfootballinsider.com. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
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- https://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/afc.html%7Cdate= 4 May 2017