Bahrain national under-17 football team

The Bahrain national under-17 football team is the selection of under 17 players who represent the Bahrain Football Association for two years in competition. They have once been finalists in the AFC U-16 Championship and once finished fourth at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Bahrain Bahrain national under-17 football team
Nickname(s)Al Ahmar (The Reds)
AssociationBahrain Football Association
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationWAFF (West Asia)
First colours
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1989)
Best resultFourth place, 1989
AFC U-16 Championship
Appearances7 (first in 1986)
Best resultRunners-ups, 1988

Al Ahmar have been successful at FIFA U-17 World Cup way back in 1989 where they topped group A beating the likes of Cuba & Ghana by 3-0 & 1-0 margins respectively, they drew Scotland 1–1 at their final group stage game which helped them to top their group. Later in Quarterfinals they defeated Brazil at penalties and lost to Saudi Arabia in semifinal hence ending their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup on a high note by finishing 4th. They played only one more world cup since then (in 1997) where they finished 3rd in their group winning only one game.

Bahrain enjoyed the success in AFC U-16 competitions as well. Their best result came in 1988 where they finished as runners up losing to Saudi Arabia in final. After failing to qualify in 1990 edition, they qualified for the next 4 editions until 1998, but this time, the best they could achieve was 3rd place in 1996 & 1998 editions.

Since 2000 edition until 2018 Bahrain failed to qualify for AFC U-16 Championship, but AFC awarded them hosting rights for 2020 edition of AFC U-16 Championship.

Recent Results & FixturesEdit


2019 WAFF U-15 Championship

3 July 2019 WAFF U-15Bahrain  1 - 1  SyriaPrince Mohammed Stadium, Zarqa
16:00 Referee: Abdullah Jamali(Kuwait)
5 July 2019 WAFF U-15  Lebanon0 - 1Bahrain  Prince Mohammed Stadium, Zarqa
Referee: Emad Bojeh (Palestine)
7 July 2019 WAFF U-15  Iraq3 - 1Bahrain  Prince Mohammed Stadium, Zarqa
Referee: Abdullah Jamali (Kuwait)
11 July 2019 WAFF U-15Bahrain  1 - 1  OmanPrince Mohammed Stadium, Zarqa
Referee: Mohamad Ghabaien (Jordan)

2020 AFC U-16 Championship qualification

18 September 2019 AFC U16 Q  Uzbekistan3 - 1Bahrain  JAR Stadium, Tashkent
16:00 Islamov   18'
Abdurazakov   69'
Turdimurodov   90'
Mahmood   44' Attendance: 550
Referee: Kim Woo-sung (South Korea)
20 September 2019 AFC U16 QBahrain  0 - 5India  Transportation Institute Stadium, Tashkent
16:00 Nongmeikapam   4,27'
M.Hasan   25' (o.g.)
Shubho Paul   45+1,73'
Attendance: 100
Referee: Clifford Daypuyat (Philippines)
22 September 2019 AFC U16 QBahrain  1 - 2  TurkmenistanTransportation Institute Stadium, Tashkent
16:00 Humood   11' Annamyradov   79' (pen.) Gurbandurdyýew  90+2' Attendance: 35
Referee: Kim Woo-sung(South Korea)

2020 AFC U-16 Championship

Bahrain  vA4

A3v  Bahrain

Bahrain  vA2

Performance at the AFC U-16 ChampionshipEdit

Host nation(s) / Year Round
  1985 Did not qualify
  1986 Group stage
  1988 Finalist
  1990 Did not qualify
  1992 Group stage
  1994 4th place
  1996 3rd place
  1998 3rd place
  2000 Did not qualify
  2002 Did not qualify
  2004 Did not qualify
  2006 Did not qualify
  2008 Group Stage
  2010 Did not qualify
  2012 Did not qualify
  2014 Did not qualify
  2016 Did not qualify
  2018 Did not qualify
  2020 Qualified
  • Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Competitive historyEdit

FIFA U-17 World CupEdit


See alsoEdit