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.

WAFF Championship
Founded2000 (2000)
RegionWestern Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams9
Current champions Bahrain (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Iran (4 titles)
Websitewww.the-waff.com
2019 WAFF Championship

Results

# Year Host Final Third Place Match or Losing Semi-finalists [1] Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1 2000
Details
 Jordan
Iran
1–0
Syria

Iraq
4–1
Jordan
8
2 2002
Details
 Syria
Iraq
3–2
aet

Jordan

Iran
2–2
(4–2) ps

Syria
6
3 2004
Details
 Iran
Iran
4–1
Syria

Jordan
3–1
Iraq
6
4 2007
Details
 Jordan
Iran
2–1
Iraq
 Jordan and  Syria 6
5 2008
Details
 Iran
Iran
2–1
Jordan
 Qatar and  Syria 6
6 2010
Details
 Jordan
Kuwait
2–1
Iran
 Iraq and  Yemen 9
7 2012
Details
 Kuwait
Syria
1–0
Iraq

Oman
1–0
Bahrain
11
8 2014
Details
 Qatar
Qatar
2–0
Jordan

Bahrain
0–0
(3–2) ps

Kuwait
9
9 2019
Details
 Iraq
Bahrain
1–0
Iraq
No third place match or semi-finals round was played 9

Summary

Team Winners Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place Semi-finalists
 Iran 4 (2000, 2004*, 2007, 2008*) 1 (2010) 1 (2002)
 Iraq 1 (2002) 3 (2007, 2012, 2019) 1 (2000) 1 (2004) 1 (2010)
 Syria 1 (2012) 2 (2000, 2004) 1 (2002)* 2 (2007, 2008)
 Bahrain 1 (2019) 1 (2014) 1 (2012)
 Kuwait 1 (2010) 1 (2014)
 Qatar 1 (2014)* 1 (2008)
 Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014) 1 (2004) 1 (2000)* 1 (2007)
 Oman 1 (2012)
 Yemen 1 (2010)
Total99556

* hosts

Records and statistics

General statistics

As of 2019

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1  Iran 72819725616+4064
2  Iraq 83116874022+1856
3  Jordan 931129103728+945
4  Syria 82999113240−836
5  Bahrain 41566386+224
6  Kuwait 4146441717022
7  Qatar 275021210+215
8  Palestine 92234151635−1913
9  Oman 411335913−412
10  Lebanon 7183312925−1612
11  Yemen 3102261013−38
12  Saudi Arabia 38134310−76
13  Kazakhstan 1310239−63
14  Kyrgyzstan 1300308−80

Source: Mundial11

Participating nations

Team
2000

2002

2004

2007

2008

2010

2012

2014

2019
Years
 Bahrain GS4th3rd1st4
 Iran 1st3rd1st1st1st2ndGS7
 Iraq 3rd1st4th2ndSF2ndGS2nd8
 Jordan 4th2nd3rdSF2ndGSGS2ndGS9
 Kazakhstan # GS1
 Kuwait 1stGS4thGS4
 Kyrgyzstan # GS1
 Lebanon GSGSGSGSGSGSGS7
 Oman GSGS3rdGS4
 Palestine GSGSGSGSGSGSGSGSGS9
 Qatar SF1st2
 Saudi Arabia GSGSGS3
 Syria 2nd4th2ndSFSFGS1stGS8
 Yemen SFGSGS3
Total8666691199
  • (#) Invitee.
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.
  • SF: Semifinals. (No 3rd place playoff.)

Awards

Year Player Goals scored
2000 Razzaq Farhan 4
2002 Alireza Nikbakht2
Razzaq Farhan
Muayad Salim
Anas Sari
2004 Ali Daei 5
2007 Mehdi Rajabzadeh2
Salih Sadir
2008 Kianoush Rahmati 3
2010 Ali Al-Nono 4
2012 Qasim Said4
Ahmad Al Douni
2014 Boualem Khoukhi 6
2019 Hussein Ali 3

Under age Tournaments

U-23 Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2015
Details

Doha
Iran  2–0 Syria  Qatar  3–0 Yemen 

Under-23 total wins

WinsNationsYear
1 time Iran2015

U-18 Results

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2019
Details

Ramallah

Iraq
0 – 0
(4–2 p)

United Arab Emirates

Jordan
3–0
Palestine

Under-18 total wins

WinsNationsYear
1 time Iraq2019

Under-15 Results

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

Tehran

Iran
2–0
Syria

Iraq
5–0
Lebanon
2007
Details

Aleppo

Syria
n/a(1)
Iran

Jordan
n/a(1)
Iraq
2009
Details

Amman

Iran
3–2
Syria

Iraq
3–1
Jordan
2013
Details

Al-Ram

Iraq
n/a(1)
United Arab Emirates

Jordan
n/a(1)
Palestine
2015
Details

Amman

Iraq
n/a(1)
Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
n/a(1)
Palestine
2018
Details

Amman

Japan
n/a(1)
India

Jordan
n/a(1)
Yemen
2019
Details

Amman

Saudi Arabia
n/a(1)
Jordan

Syria
n/a(1)
Iraq

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

Under-15 total wins

WinsNationsYear
2 times Iran2005, 2009
2 times Iraq2013, 2015
1 time Syria2007
1 time Japan2018
1 time Saudi Arabia2019

See also

Note

1No third place match was played in 2007, 2008 & 2010.
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