2012 WAFF Futsal Championship

The 2012 WAFF Futsal Championship was the 3rd WAFF Futsal Championship. It was held in Ghadir Arena, Urmia, Iran between 27 April and 2 May 2012.[1]

2012 WAFF Futsal Championship
Tournament details
Host countryIran
Dates27 April – 2 May
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iran (2nd title)
Runners-up Jordan
Third place Iraq
Fourth place Kuwait
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored100 (10 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iran Javad Asghari Moghaddam
Iran Vahid Shamsaee (6 goals each)
Best player(s)Jordan Samer Naser Aldeen


Group stage

The draw was held on 26 April 2012.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iran 4 4 0 0 40 6 +34 12
 Jordan 4 2 1 1 18 14 +4 7
 Iraq 4 2 0 2 19 23 –4 6
 Kuwait 4 1 1 2 14 21 –7 4
 Palestine 4 0 0 4 9 36 –27 0
Iran 9 – 2 Kuwait
Vahid Shamsaee Goal 21'40'
Mohammad Keshavarz Goal 23'
Hossein Tayyebi Goal 25'
Majid Latifi Goal 27'
Mahdi Javid Goal 29'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour Goal 34'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam Goal 34'37'
Report Shaker Al Mutairi Goal 22'29'
Jordan 8 – 4 Iraq
Samer Naser Aldeen Goal 7'18'30'
Nooreddin Alkhaza'leh Goal 13'21'39'
Amjed Alqorom Goal 17'
Shady Jubran Goal 28'
Report Karrar Mohsin Mohammed Goal 2'32'
Hussein Abd ali Mohammed Goal 3'36'
Iraq 5 – 4 Kuwait
Hashim Khalid Kadhim Goal 12'33'
Mustafa Bachay Hamzah Goal 20'
Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed Goal 23'
Karrar Mohsin Mohammed Goal 23'
Report Ali Al Butai Goal 13'
Abdulrahman Al Tawail Goal 14'15'
Abdulrahman Al Mosabehi Goal 23'
Jordan 6 – 1 Palestine
Shady Jubran Goal 5'
Fahed Alqawasmi Goal 11'
Ibrahim Qandeel Goal 16'
Samer Naser Aldeen Goal 30'31'
Mahmoud Al Khatib Goal 40'
Report Mahmoud Bassam Alneirab Goal 18'
Palestine 1 – 19 Iran
Tareq Abugheneima Goal 34' Report Mohammad Keshavarz Goal 1'24'
Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh Goal 3'5'18'23'
Vahid Shamsaee Goal 4'22'32'33'38'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam Goal 7'16'30'40'
Hossein Tayyebi Goal 17'28'34'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour Goal 18'
Kuwait 4 – 4 Jordan
Abdulrahman Al Tawail Goal 6'
Abdulrahman Al Wadi Goal 21'22'36'
Report Majdi Qandeel Goal 10'
Khaled Awad Goal 17'
Samer Naser Aldeen Goal 25'30'
Iraq 3 – 7 Iran
Karrar Mohsin Mohammed Goal 8'
Idrees Ghadban Ahmed Goal 18'
Mustafa Bachay Hamzah Goal 33'
Report Vahid Shamsaee Goal 2'
Mohammad Keshavarz Goal 12'
Ahmad Esmaeilpour Goal 14'15'
Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh Goal 21'
Javad Asghari Moghaddam Goal 29'40'
Kuwait 4 – 3 Palestine
Abdulrahman Al Tawail Goal 32'
Salem Al Mukaimi Goal 34'
Abdulrahman Al Mosabehi Goal 36'37'
Report Mohammed Rebhi Ishtaiwi Goal 27'30'
Mahmoud Haidar Fahajan Goal 35'
Palestine 4 – 7 Iraq
Eid Adnan Alikkawi Goal 2'
Mohammed Rebhi Ishtaiwi Goal 8'
Mahmoud Haidar Fahajan Goal 12'
Mahmoud Bassam Alneirab Goal 33'
Report Idrees Ghadban Ahmed Goal 14'30'37'
Hashim Khalid Kadhim Goal 14'
Mohammed Ibrahim Ahmed Goal 15'
Karrar Mohsin Mohammed Goal 19'
Kamil Shakir Wadi Goal 25'
Iran 5 – 0 Jordan
Ahmad Esmaeilpour Goal 9'11'
Hossein Tayyebi Goal 23'33'
Mohammad Keshavarz Goal 40'


 2012 WAFF Futsal Championship Winners 

Second title

See also


  1. ^ Third Men Futsal championship in Urmia Archived 27 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine

External links

Ahmad Esmaeilpour

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 (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.

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