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The 2008 WAFF Championship was the fifth West Asian Football Federation Championship, an international tournament for West Asian countries and territories. It was hosted by Iran.

2008 WAFF Championship
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Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates1 – 15 August
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (4th title)
Runners-up Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored26 (2.89 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Kianoush Rahmati (3 goals)
2007
2010

Contents

TeamsEdit

Six teams entered the tournament.

  •   Iran (Hosts)
  •   Jordan
  •   Palestine
  •   Syria
  •   Oman (Invited Nation)
  •   Qatar (Invited Nation)
  •   Iraq Withdrew from the tournament on 26 June 2008 due to the team being disbanded.[1]
  •   Bahrain Were invited as guests but withdrew after being told that they could not play with their Olympic team.
  •   Lebanon the initial hosts of this tournament, would not participate in this edition.[why?]

DrawEdit

The draw for the competition was made on 1 July 2008 in Amman, Jordan.

VenuesEdit

Tehran Tehran
Azadi Stadium Takhti Stadium
Capacity: 100,000 Capacity: 30,122
   

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iran (H) 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 6
  Qatar 2 1 0 1 2 6 −4 3
  Palestine 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Iran  3–0  Palestine
K. Rahmati   29' (pen.)
Rezaei   40'
Rafkhaei   86'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Ahmad Delo (Syria)

Palestine  0–1  Qatar
Al Shammari   72'

Qatar  1–6  Iran
Abdullah   52' Meydavoudi   10'90'
Alenemeh   33'
Aghili   49' (pen.)
Hajsafi   61'
Rafkhaei   80'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Yousef Shahin (Jordan)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jordan 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Syria 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
  Oman 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Syria  0–0  Jordan

Oman  1–2  Syria
Saleh   47' Ibrahim   11'
Abadi   71'

Jordan  3–1  Oman
Abdel-Fattah   6'
Al-Nawateer   71'84'
Katkoot   26' (pen.)

Knockout phaseEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Iran  2–0  Syria
K. Rahmati   6' (pen.)
Rezaei   52'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Mohammad Abdollah (Qatar)

Jordan  3–0  Qatar
Al-Sheikh   45'
Amer Deeb   71'
Al-Saify   90'

FinalEdit

Iran  2–1  Jordan
Aghili   21' (pen.)
K. Rahmati   85'
Amer Deeb   82'
Attendance: 10,000

ChampionEdit

 2008 WAFF Championship Winners 
 
Iran
Fourth title

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit