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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; 19 years ago (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

ResultsEdit

# 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
Without Third Place Match or Semi-finals Round 9

SummaryEdit

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)
Total 9 9 5 5 6

* hosts

Records and statisticsEdit

General statisticsEdit

As of 2019

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Iran 7 28 19 7 2 56 16 +40 64
2   Iraq 8 31 16 8 7 40 22 +18 56
3   Jordan 9 30 12 8 10 37 27 +10 44
4   Syria 8 29 9 9 11 32 40 −8 36
5   Bahrain 4 15 6 6 3 8 6 +2 24
6   Kuwait 4 13 6 4 3 17 17 0 22
7   Qatar 2 7 5 0 2 12 10 +2 15
8   Palestine 9 22 3 4 15 16 35 −19 13
9   Oman 4 11 3 3 5 9 13 −4 12
10   Lebanon 7 18 3 3 12 9 25 −16 12
11   Yemen 3 10 2 2 6 10 13 −3 8
12   Saudi Arabia 3 8 1 3 4 3 10 −7 6
13   Kazakhstan 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3
14   Kyrgyzstan 1 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0

Source: Mundial11

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
2000
 
2002
 
2004
 
2007
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2019
Years
  Bahrain GS 4th 3rd 1st 4
  Iran 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd GS 7
  Iraq 3rd 1st 4th 2nd SF 2nd GS 2nd 8
  Jordan 4th 2nd 3rd SF 2nd GS GS 2nd GS 9
  Kazakhstan # GS 1
  Kuwait 1st GS 4th GS 4
  Kyrgyzstan # GS 1
  Lebanon GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 7
  Oman GS GS 3rd GS 4
  Palestine GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS GS 9
  Qatar SF 1st 2
  Saudi Arabia GS GS GS 3
  Syria 2nd 4th 2nd SF SF GS 1st GS 8
  Yemen SF GS GS 3
Total 8 6 6 6 6 9 11 9 9
  • (#) Invitee.
  • Red border: Host nation.
  • Blank: Did not enter.
  • TBD: To be determined.
  • GS: Group Stage.
  • SF: Semifinals. (No 3rd place playoff.)

AwardsEdit

Under-23, Under 18 & Under 15Edit

U-23 ResultsEdit

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 winsEdit

Wins Nations Year
1 time   Iran 2015

U-18 ResultsEdit

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 winsEdit

Wins Nations Year
1 time   Iraq 2019

Under-15 ResultsEdit

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 winsEdit

Wins Nations Year
2 times   Iran 2005, 2009
2 times   Iraq 2013, 2015
1 time   Syria 2007
1 time   Japan 2018
1 time   Saudi Arabia 2019

See alsoEdit

NoteEdit

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

External linksEdit