|2012 WAFF Futsal Championship|
|Dates||27 April – 2 May|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Iran (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||100 (10 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Javad Asghari Moghaddam |
Vahid Shamsaee (6 goals each)
|Best player(s)||Samer Naser Aldeen|
The draw was held on 26 April 2012.
|Iran||9 – 2||Kuwait|
|Vahid Shamsaee 21', 40'
Mohammad Keshavarz 23'
Hossein Tayyebi 25'
Majid Latifi 27'
Mahdi Javid 29'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour 34'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam 34', 37'
|Report||Shaker Al Mutairi 22', 29'|
|Jordan||8 – 4||Iraq|
|Samer Naser Aldeen 7', 18', 30'
Nooreddin Alkhaza'leh 13', 21', 39'
Amjed Alqorom 17'
Shady Jubran 28'
|Report||Karrar Mohsin Mohammed 2', 32'
Hussein Abd ali Mohammed 3', 36'
|Iraq||5 – 4||Kuwait|
|Hashim Khalid Kadhim 12', 33'
Mustafa Bachay Hamzah 20'
Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed 23'
Karrar Mohsin Mohammed 23'
|Report||Ali Al Butai 13'
Abdulrahman Al Tawail 14', 15'
Abdulrahman Al Mosabehi 23'
|Jordan||6 – 1||Palestine|
|Shady Jubran 5'
Fahed Alqawasmi 11'
Ibrahim Qandeel 16'
Samer Naser Aldeen 30', 31'
Mahmoud Al Khatib 40'
|Report||Mahmoud Bassam Alneirab 18'|
|Palestine||1 – 19||Iran|
|Tareq Abugheneima 34'||Report||Mohammad Keshavarz 1', 24'
Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh 3', 5', 18', 23'
Vahid Shamsaee 4', 22', 32', 33', 38'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam 7', 16', 30', 40'
Hossein Tayyebi 17', 28', 34'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour 18'
|Kuwait||4 – 4||Jordan|
|Abdulrahman Al Tawail 6'
Abdulrahman Al Wadi 21', 22', 36'
|Report||Majdi Qandeel 10'
Khaled Awad 17'
Samer Naser Aldeen 25', 30'
|Iraq||3 – 7||Iran|
|Karrar Mohsin Mohammed 8'
Idrees Ghadban Ahmed 18'
Mustafa Bachay Hamzah 33'
|Report||Vahid Shamsaee 2'
Mohammad Keshavarz 12'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour 14', 15'
Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh 21'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam 29', 40'
|Kuwait||4 – 3||Palestine|
|Abdulrahman Al Tawail 32'
Salem Al Mukaimi 34'
Abdulrahman Al Mosabehi 36', 37'
|Report||Mohammed Rebhi Ishtaiwi 27', 30'
Mahmoud Haidar Fahajan 35'
|Palestine||4 – 7||Iraq|
|Eid Adnan Alikkawi 2'
Mohammed Rebhi Ishtaiwi 8'
Mahmoud Haidar Fahajan 12'
Mahmoud Bassam Alneirab 33'
|Report||Idrees Ghadban Ahmed 14', 30', 37'
Hashim Khalid Kadhim 14'
Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed 15'
Karrar Mohsin Mohammed 19'
Kamil Shakir Wadi 25'
|Iran||5 – 0||Jordan|
|Ahmad Esmaeilpour 9', 11'
Hossein Tayyebi 23', 33'
Mohammad Keshavarz 40'
|2012 WAFF Futsal Championship Winners|
Ahmad Esmaeilpour (Persian: احمد اسماعیلپور, born 8 September 1988 in Saveh, Iran) is an Iranian futsal player. He is a striker, and currently a member of Qingdao Impulse Chenxi in the Iranian Futsal Super League and the Iran national futsal team.Esmaeilpour was part of the Iranian team for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup who finished third place after defeating Portugal in penalties. Esmaeilpour scored four goals throughout the tournament and won the Bronze Ball which is given to the third best player of the tournament.Azerbaijan (Iran)
Azerbaijan or Azarbaijan (Persian: آذربایجان Āzarbāijān [ɒːzærbɒjdʒɒːn]; Azerbaijani: آذربایجان Azərbaycan [ɑzærbɑjdʒɑn]), also known as Iranian Azerbaijan, is a historical region in northwestern Iran that borders Iraq, Turkey, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Iranian Azerbaijan is administratively divided into West Azerbaijan, East Azerbaijan, Ardabil, and Zanjan provinces. The region is mostly populated by Azeris, with minority populations of Kurds, Armenians, Tats, Talysh, Assyrians and Persians.
Iranian Azerbaijan is the land originally and historically called Azerbaijan; the Azerbaijani-populated Republic of Azerbaijan appropriated the name of the neighbouring Azerbaijani-populated region in Iran during the 20th century. Historic Azerbaijan was called Atropatene in antiquity and Aturpatakan in the pre-Islamic Middle Ages. Some people refer to Iranian Azerbaijan as South (or Southern) Azerbaijan and the Republic of Azerbaijan as Northern Azerbaijan, although others believe that these terms are irredentist and politically motivated. This term is mainly used by the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan and it's usage in Iran is extremely rare.
Following military defeats at the hands of the Russian Empire, Qajar Persia ceded all of its territories in the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia to Russia via the Treaty of Gulistan of 1813 and the Treaty of Turkmenchay of 1828. The territories south of the Aras River, which comprised the region historically known as Azerbaijan, became the new north-west frontier of the Persian Empire and later Iran. The territories north of the Aras River, which were not known by the name Azerbaijan at the time of their capture by Russia, were absorbed into the Russian Empire, renamed the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic during the country's short-lived independence from 1918 to 1920, incorporated into the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, and finally became the independent Republic of Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union dissolved.Ghadir Arena of Urmia
The Ghadir Arena of Urmia is an indoor sports arena in Urmia, Iran. It is the home stadium of Volleyball Super League team Shahrdari Urmia. The stadium can hold up to 6,000 people. The Ghadir Arena in terms of ceiling height, distance to the spectators, type of flooring and equipment is the best hall Volleyball for Tournament in Iran.Iran national futsal team results
The following are the Iran national futsal team results in its official international matches.Mostafa Nazari
Mostafa Nazari (Persian: مصطفی نظری; born 11 December 1982 in Tehran) is an Iranian futsal player who plays as a goalkeeper for Vamos Mataram and the Iran national futsal team.Urmia
Urmia (Persian: ارومیه; Azerbaijani: Urmiya, اورمیه; Kurdish: Ûrmiye, ورمێ; Syriac: ܐܘܪܡܝܐ; (pronounced [oɾumiˈje] (listen))) is the largest city in West Azerbaijan Province of Iran and the capital of Urmia County. It is situated at an altitude of 1,330 metres (4,360 ft) above sea level, and is located along the Shahar Chay river (City River) on the Urmia Plain. Lake Urmia, one of the world's largest salt lakes, lies to the east of the city, and the mountainous Turkish border area lies to the west.
Urmia is the 10th most populated city in Iran. At the 2012 census, its population was 667,499, with 197,749 households.The city's inhabitants are predominantly Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language. There are also minorities of Kurds, Assyrians, and Armenians. The city is the trading center for a fertile agricultural region where fruits (especially apples and grapes) and tobacco are grown.
The Christian history of Urmia is well preserved, and is especially evident in the city's many churches and cathedrals.
An important town by the 9th century, the city has had a diverse population which has at times included Muslims (Shias and Sunnis), Christians (Catholics, Protestants, Nestorians, and Orthodox), Jews, Bahá'ís and Sufis. Around 1900, Christians made up more than 40% of the city's population; however, most of the Christians fled in 1918 as a result of the Persian Campaign during World War I and the Armenian and Assyrian Genocides by Ottoman Empire.WAFF Futsal Championship
The WAFF Futsal Championship is a futsal competition organised by the West Asian Football Federation.