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Palestinian Football Federation

This article is about football association in the State of Palestine. For Jewish football association in Mandatory Palestine, see Israeli Football Association.
Palestinian Football Association
الإتحاد الفلسطيني لكرة القدم

PFA
Sport Football
Jurisdiction State of Palestine
Founded 1928 (1928)
Affiliation FIFA (1929)
AFC (1998)
UAFA (1984)
WAFF (2000)
President Jibril Rajoub
Vice president Ebrahim Abu Salim
Official website
Palestinian territories

The Palestinian Football Association (Arabic: الاتحاد الفلسطيني لكرة القدم‎) is the governing body for football in the State of Palestine (former Palestinian Authority), and for the Palestine national football team.

Background

Mandatory Palestine

Football gained mass popularity in the British Mandate of Palestine, and the PFA was formed in 1928 and applied to join FIFA as a mainly Jewish organisation. It was accepted in 1929. Participation in the qualifiers for the 1934 World Cup meant that Mandatory Palestine was the first Asian team to compete in any stage of the World Cup.

After the establishment of Israel in 1948, the PFA became the Israel Football Association. Both the Israel Football Association and the subsequent reformed PFA count the 5 international matches played by the Palestine Football Association between 1934-1940 in its record.

Palestinian Arab club

A new Palestine Football Federation was founded in 1952. Its successor, the Palestine Football Association, formed in 1962, has been a member of the Union of Arab Football Associations since it was formed in 1974.

History

It was accepted as a member by FIFA in 1998, after the creation of the Palestinian Authority. The PFA has also been a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 1998, in the West Asian Football Federation.

On 11 February 2011, the PFA formed the first women's league.[1]

See also

References

External links

  • PFA website (in Arabic)
  • Palestine at AFC site
  • Palestine at the FIFA website
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