Football in Kuwait


Football in Kuwait

Football (also known as Soccer) is the most popular sport in Kuwait. The national governing body is the Kuwait Football Association. The top domestic football league in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Premier League.

Kuwait Football Association

The Kuwait Football Association( _ar. الإتحاد الكويتي لكرة القدم) is headquartered in Udailiya,Block 4, Al-Ittihad Street,Kuwait City.

The KFA was founded in 1952.

Tournaments

Domestic tournaments

*Kuwaiti Premier League
*Kuwait Emir Cup
*Kuwait Crown Prince Cup
*Kuwait Federation Cup

Other tournaments held in Kuwait

*Gulf Cup of Nations 1974
*1980 AFC Asian Cup
*Gulf Cup of Nations 1990
*Gulf Cup of Nations 2003

Kuwait Football Achievements

Asian Cup
*1 Time Champions of AFC Asian Cup (1980 AFC Asian Cup)
*1 Time Runners-Up of AFC Asian Cup (1976 AFC Asian Cup)
*1 Time Third Place of AFC Asian Cup (1984 AFC Asian Cup)

World Military Cup
*2 Times Champions of World Military Cup (Qatar 1981, Kuwait 1983)
*1 Time Runners-Up of World Military Cup (Syria 1977)
*3 Times Third Place of World Military Cup (Congo 1973, West Germany 1975, Kuwait 1979)

Football Clubs in Kuwait

*Al Arabi
*Al Fahaheel
*Al Jahra
*Al Kuwait
*Al Naser
*Al Salmiya
*Al Shabab
*Al Qadsia
*Al Yarmouk
*Kazma
*Khaitan
*Sulaibikhat
*Sahel
*Tadamon

Official site:
*www.kfa.org.kw

External links

* [http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/confederations/associationdetails/0,1483,KUW,00.html?countrycode=KUW Kuwait] at the FIFA website.
* [http://www.the-afc.com/english/national/default_NA.asp?nationalID=53 Kuwait] at the AFC website.
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesm/military.html RSSSF (men)]


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