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WAFF Championship

WAFF Championship
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)
RegionWestern Asia (WAFF)
Number of teams9 (2019)
Current champions Bahrain (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Iran (4 titles)
Websitewww.the-waff.com
2021 WAFF Championship

The West Asian Football Federation Championship, or simply the WAFF Championship, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), the governing body of football in Western Asia. The championship has been held, on average, every two years. The current champion is Bahrain, having beat hosts Iraq in the 2019 final. The most successful team is Iran, with four titles; however, they can't compete in the competition anymore as they are no longer members of the WAFF.

Results

Edition Year Hosts Champions Score and Venue Runners-up Third place Score and Venue Fourth place No. of Teams
1 2000  Jordan
Iran
1–0
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman

Syria

Iraq
4–1
Jordan
8
2 2002  Syria
Iraq
3–2 (a.e.t.)
Al Abbassiyyine Stadium, Damascus

Jordan

Iran
2–2 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)

Syria
6
3 2004  Iran
Iran
4–1
Azadi Stadium, Tehran

Syria

Jordan
3–1
Iraq
6
4 2007  Jordan
Iran
2–1
Amman International Stadium, Amman

Iraq
 Jordan and  Syria[note 1] 6
5 2008  Iran
Iran
2–1
Azadi Stadium, Tehran

Jordan
 Qatar and  Syria[note 1] 6
6 2010  Jordan
Kuwait
2–1
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman

Iran
 Iraq and  Yemen[note 1] 9
7 2012  Kuwait
Syria
1–0
Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium, Kuwait City

Iraq

Oman
1–0
Bahrain
11
8 2014  Qatar
Qatar
2–0
Al Sadd Stadium, Doha

Jordan

Bahrain
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 pen.)

Kuwait
9
9 2019  Iraq
Bahrain
1–0
Karbala International Stadium, Karbala

Iraq
[note 2] 9
10 2021  United Arab Emirates 12
  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • pen.: after penalty shoot-out
  • TBD: to be determined
Notes
  1. ^ a b c The two semi-finalists in 2007, 2008, and 2010 did not play a third-place match.
  2. ^ There were neither semi-finals nor a third-place match in 2019.

Teams reaching the top four

Teams reaching the top four
Team Titles Runners-up Third place1 Fourth place Total
 Iran 4 (2000, 2004*, 2007, 2008*) 1 (2010) 1 (2002) 6
 Iraq 1 (2002) 3 (2007, 2012, 2019) 2 (2000, 20102) 1 (2004) 7
 Syria 1 (2012) 2 (2000, 2004) 2 (20072, 20082) 1 (2002)* 6
 Bahrain 1 (2019) 1 (2014) 1 (2012) 3
 Qatar 1 (2014)* 1 (20082) 2
 Kuwait 1 (2010) 1 (2014) 2
 Jordan 3 (2002, 2008, 2014) 2 (2004, 20072) 1 (2000*) 6
 Yemen 1 (20102) 1
 Oman 1 (2012) 1
* = hosts
1 = includes semi-finals in case there was no third-place match
2 = semi-final

Records and statistics

Top goalscorers

Year Player Goals scored
2000 Iraq Razzaq Farhan 4
2002 Iran Alireza Nikbakht 2
Iraq Razzaq Farhan
Jordan Muayad Salim
Syria Anas Sari
2004 Iran Ali Daei 5
2007 Iran Mehdi Rajabzadeh 2
Iraq Salih Sadir
2008 Iran Kianoush Rahmati 3
2010 Yemen Ali Al-Nono 4
2012 Oman Qasim Said 4
Syria Ahmad Al Douni
2014 Qatar Boualem Khoukhi 6
2019 Iraq Hussein Ali 3

All-time table

Rank Team Participations Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Avg
Pts
Trophies
1  Iran 7 28 19 7 2 56 16 +40 64 2.29 4
2  Iraq 8 31 16 8 7 40 22 +18 56 1.80 1
3  Jordan 9 31 12 9 10 37 28 +9 45 1.45 0
4  Syria 8 29 9 9 11 32 40 −8 36 1.24 1
5  Bahrain 4 15 6 6 3 8 6 +2 24 1.60 1
6  Kuwait 4 14 6 4 4 17 17 0 22 1.57 1
7  Qatar 2 7 5 0 2 12 10 +2 15 2.14 1
8  Palestine 9 22 3 4 15 16 35 −19 13 0.59 0
9  Oman 4 11 3 3 5 9 13 −4 12 1.09 0
10  Lebanon 7 18 3 3 12 9 25 −16 12 0.67 0
11  Yemen 3 10 2 2 6 10 13 −3 8 0.80 0
12  Saudi Arabia 3 8 1 3 4 3 10 −7 6 0.75 0
13  Kazakhstan 1 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3 1.00 0
14  Kyrgyzstan 1 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 0 0.00 0

Under-age tournaments

Under-23

Edition Year Hosts Champions Score and Venue Runners-up Third place Score and Venue Fourth place No. of Teams
1 2015  Qatar
Iran
2–0
Lekhwiya SC Stadium, Doha

Syria

Iraq
3–0
Yemen
10
Teams reaching the top four
Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total
 Iran 1 (2015) 1
 Syria 1 (2015) 1
 Qatar 1 (2015) 1
 Yemen 1 (2015) 1

Under-18

Edition Year Hosts Champions Score and Venue Runners-up Third place Score and Venue Fourth place No. of Teams
1 2019  Palestine
Iraq
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 pen.)
Faisal al-Husseini Stadium, Ramallah

United Arab Emirates

Jordan
3–0
Palestine
6
2 2020  Jordan TBD
  • a.e.t.: after extra time
  • pen.: after penalty shoot-out
  • TBD: to be determined
Teams reaching the top four
Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total
 Iraq 1 (2019) 1
 United Arab Emirates 1 (2019) 1
 Jordan 1 (2019) 1
 Palestine 1 (2019) 1

Under-15

Edition Year Hosts Champions Score and Venue Runners-up Third place Score and Venue Fourth place No. of Teams
1 2005  Iran
Iran
2–0
Tehran

Syria

Iraq
5–0
Tehran

Lebanon
2 2007  Syria
Syria
[note 1]
Iran

Jordan
[note 1]
Iraq
3 2009  Jordan
Iran
3–2
Amman

Syria

Iraq
3–1
Amman

Jordan
4 2013  Palestine
Iraq
[note 1]
United Arab Emirates

Jordan
[note 1]
Palestine
4
5 2015  Jordan
Iraq
[note 1]
Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates
[note 1]
Palestine
5
6 2018  Jordan
Japan
[note 1]
India

Jordan
[note 1]
Yemen
5
7 2019  Jordan
Saudi Arabia
[note 1]
Jordan

Syria
[note 1]
Iraq
9
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j The tournament was played in a round-robin league format.
Teams reaching the top four
Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place Total
 Iran 2 (2005*, 2009) 1 (2007) 3
 Iraq 2 (2013, 2015) 2 (2005, 2009) 1 (2007, 2019) 5
 Syria 1 (2007*) 2 (2005, 2009) 1 (2019) 4
 Saudi Arabia 1 (2019) 1 (2015) 2
 Japan 1 (2018) 1
 Jordan 1 (2019*) 3 (2007, 2013, 2018*) 1 (2009*) 5
 United Arab Emirates 1 (2013) 1 (2015) 2
 India 1 (2018) 1
 Palestine 2 (2013*, 2015) 2
 Lebanon 1 (2005) 1
 Yemen 1 (2018) 1
* = hosts

See also

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