Union of Arab Football Associations

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Union of Arab Football Associations
الإتــحــاد الــعــربــي لــكــرة الــقــدم
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  AFC members
  CAF members
Formation 1974
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Membership
Official language
Arabic, English and French
President
Saudi Arabia Turki Al Shaikh
Website http://www.uafaonline.com

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

History[edit]

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.

Presidents[edit]

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

Current members[edit]

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 participation[edit]

Legend

FIFA World Cup participation[edit]

Team 1930
Uruguay
(13)
1934
Italy
(16)
1938
France
(15)
1950
Brazil
(13)
1954
Switzerland
(16)
1958
Sweden
(16)
1962
Chile
(16)
1966
England
(16)
1970
Mexico
(16)
1974
West Germany
(16)
1978
Argentina
(16)
1982
Spain
(24)
1986
Mexico
(24)
1990
Italy
(24)
1994
United States
(24)
1998
France
(32)
2002
South Korea
Japan
(32)
2006
Germany
(32)
2010
South Africa
(32)
2014
Brazil
(32)
2018
Russia
(32)
2022
Qatar
(32)
2026
Canada
Mexico
United States
(-)
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 participation[edit]

Team Saudi Arabia
1992
(4)
Saudi Arabia
1995
(6)
Saudi Arabia
1997
(8)
Mexico
1999
(8)
South Korea
Japan
2001
(8)
France
2003
(8)
Germany
2005
(8)
South Africa
2009
(8)
Brazil
2013
(8)
Russia
2017
(8)

2021
(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 9

Summer Olympics participation[edit]

Nation France
00
United States
04
United Kingdom
08
Sweden
12
Belgium
20
France
24
Netherlands
28
Germany
36
United Kingdom
48
Finland
52
Australia
56
Italy
60
Japan
64
Mexico
68
West Germany
72
Canada
76
Soviet Union
80
United States
84
South Korea
88
Spain
92
United States
96
Australia
00
Greece
04
China
08
United Kingdom
12
Brazil
16
Japan
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

Competitions[edit]

Rankings[edit]

References[edit]

  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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