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Union of Arab Football Associations

The Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA; Arabic: الاتحاد العربي لكرة القدم‎; French: Union des associations de football arabe) is the governing body of football in the Arab League.

Union of Arab Football Associations
الإتــحــاد الــعــربــي لــكــرة الــقــدم
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  AFC members
  CAF members
Formation1974
TypeSports organization
HeadquartersRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Membership
Official language
Arabic, English and French
President
Saudi Arabia Turki Al-Sheikh
WebsiteUAFAOnline.com

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) was established in 1974 in Tripoli, Libya. In 1976, a general assembly was held in Damascus, Syria, and the football association headquarters were transferred to their present seat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

PresidentsEdit

Mohamed Raouraoua is announced a new president of UAFA.[1]

Current membersEdit

All UAFA members from the Asian Football Confederation are also members of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF). All WAFF and Union of North African Football Federations (UNAF) members are UAFA members.

Country Confederation Sub-confederation Year
  Algeria CAF UNAF 1974
  Bahrain AFC WAFF 1976
  Comoros CAF COSAFA 2003
  Djibouti CAF CECAFA 1998
  Egypt CAF UNAF 1974
  Iraq AFC WAFF 1974
  Jordan AFC WAFF 1974
  Kuwait AFC WAFF 1976
  Lebanon AFC WAFF 1978
  Libya CAF UNAF 1974
  Mauritania CAF WAFU 1989
  Morocco CAF UNAF 1976
  Oman AFC WAFF 1978
  Palestine AFC WAFF 1974
  Qatar AFC WAFF 1976
  Saudi Arabia AFC WAFF 1974
  Somalia CAF CECAFA 1974
  Sudan CAF CECAFA 1978
  Syria AFC WAFF 1974
  Tunisia CAF UNAF 1976
  United Arab Emirates AFC WAFF 1974
  Yemen AFC WAFF 1978

International Competitions participationEdit

Legend

FIFA World Cup participationEdit

Team 1930
 
(13)
1934
 
(16)
1938
 
(15)
1950
 
(13)
1954
 
(16)
1958
 
(16)
1962
 
(16)
1966
 
(16)
1970
 
(16)
1974
 
(16)
1978
 
(16)
1982
 
(24)
1986
 
(24)
1990
 
(24)
1994
 
(24)
1998
 
(32)
2002
 
 
(32)
2006
 
(32)
2010
 
(32)
2014
 
(32)
2018
 
(32)
2022
 
(32)
2026
 
 
 
(48)
Total inclusive
WC Qual.
  Algeria Part of France[2] × R1
13th
R1
22nd
R1
28th
R2
14th
4 13
  Egypt × R1
13th
× × × × × × R1
20th
R1
31st
3 14
  Iraq × × × × × × × R1
23rd
1 11
  Kuwait × × × × × × R1
21st
1 12
  Morocco Part of France × R1
14th
R2
11th
R1
23rd
R1
18th
R1
27th
5 14
  Qatar x q 0 11
  Saudi Arabia × × × × × R2
12th
R1
28th
R1
32nd
R1
T-28th
R1
26th
5 11
  Tunisia Part of France × R1
9th
R1
26th
R1
29th
R1
24th
R1
24th
5 14
  United Arab Emirates × × R1
24th
1 9
Total 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 4 21

FIFA Confederations Cup participationEdit

Team  
1992
(4)
 
1995
(6)
 
1997
(8)
 
1999
(8)
 
 
2001
(8)
 
2003
(8)
 
2005
(8)
 
2009
(8)
 
2013
(8)
 
2017
(8)
Years
  Egypt GS GS 2
  Iraq GS 1
  Saudi Arabia 2nd GS GS 4th 4
  Tunisia GS 1
  United Arab Emirates GS 1
Total 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 10

Summer Olympics participationEdit

Nation  
00
 
04
 
08
 
12
 
20
 
24
 
28
 
36
 
48
 
52
 
56
 
60
 
64
 
68
 
72
 
76
 
80
 
84
 
88
 
92
 
96
 
00
 
04
 
08
 
12
 
16
 
20
Years
  Algeria Part of France 8 14 2
  Egypt[3] 8 8 4 =9 =11 =9 w/o 12 4 w/o 8 12 8 11
  Iraq 5 14 9 4 12 5
  Kuwait 6 16 12 IOA 3
  Morocco Part of France 13 w/o 8 12 15 16 =10 11 7
  Qatar 15 8 2
  Saudi Arabia w/o 16 15 2
  Sudan Part of the United Kingdom 15 1
  Syria UAR 14 1
  Tunisia Part of France 15 13 14 12 4
  United Arab Emirates 15 1
Total nations 3 2 5 11 14 22 17 16 18 25 11 16 14 16 16 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

CompetitionsEdit

RankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raouraoua nouveau président de l'UAFA". Le Buteur. July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Algeria gained independence in 1962, but they joined with other African nations to boycott the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Thus the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification was their first participation.
  3. ^ Egypt team represented the United Arab Republic with Syria in 1960 finishing the 12th and alone in 1964 finishing the 4th.
  4. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking Procedure (Men)".
  5. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking (Women)". FIFA. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-08-11.

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