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Turkey Wins 2021 European Amputee Football Championship
Spain Silver, Poland Bronze, Russia 4th

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Chilean National Team Prepares for World Cup Bid

By the end of the year the Chilean national select team will play a friendly against the Argentine national team as it works toward a place in the upcoming WAFF World Cup.

According to the web site, the Chilean program began two years ago and has been building strength, followers and supporters since then.

Head Coach Juan Pablo Schaaf acknowledges the challenges of taking a new program onto the world stage saying "Many challenges are coming, but we have tremendous player quality."

LaNoticia says the proposed friendly with Argentina is scheduled for this December.

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Iraq Applies for WAFF Membership

Photo courtesy of Dr. Mohammed Al-Najjar.

Iraq has formed an amputee football organization and has applied to WAFF for Provisional Membership.

Provisional Membership allows a new organization to participate in most WAFF events and activities while finalizing their constitution and other organizational requirements.

The Iraqi organization was founded by Dr. Mohammed Al-Najjar, a former footballer who played for Portsmouth Amputee FC in England.

An acquaintance of WAFF Treasurer and England Coach Owen Coyle, Dr. Al-Najjar is familiar with the rules of our game and plans to establish a league of teams throughout Iraq.
EAFF Announces the Passing of Georgia's
Head Coach Avto Chikhladze

On Friday, September 3, 2021, The European Amputee Football Federation issued the following statement on the passing of Head Coach of the Georgian Amputee Soccer Team:

"It is with sadness we announce the passing of Avto Chikhladze.

Avto was a great man and a prominent member of the Georgian Amputee Football Federation, leading the team during the last European Championships in Turkey.

All at EAFF (The European Amputee Football Federation) would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the family of Avto and to all his colleagues at Georgian Amputee Football Federation & all his friends.

A man with a big heart and passion for amputee football who will be sadly missed."

Source: European Amputee Football Federation

Team USA Holds National Training Camp, Regional Competition

"Their speed, stamina, and shot accuracy showed they'd been working hard to prepare themselves."

After two days of hard training players had the opportunity to test their skills in head-to-head competition.

The New England Regional Team hosted players from other regions in a regulation match in the Revere, Massachusetts, Municipal Stadium as part of a festival sponsored by the city's Brazilian community.

The US National Select Team is scheduled to participate in a 4-team tournament being organized by Costa Rica this November.
Players from regional teams across the United States met near Boston, Massachusetts, recently for a training camp designed to help choose members of the US National Select Team.

Some had years of international experience. Some were new to our sport, including two young women who met the rigorous skill and conditioning qualifications.

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Head Coach Dr. Eric Lamberg said it was obvious that those trying for a place on the US squad had continued to follow the team's conditioning program in their own regions throughout the Pandemic.

Morena sol Molina Becomes Our First
Second Generation Referee

Srta. Morena sol Molina Izaguirre, daughter of Amputee Football World Cup referee Luis Molina, has become our first second generation certified referee.

The Molina family lives in La Paz Mendoza, Argentina. Srta. Molina's certification is endorsed by he Mendoze Union of Referees.

Just 16 years of age, Srta. Molina has a long future to look forward to in sport, and may someday follow in her father's footsteps to referee world-class amputee football.
World Amputee Football Federation Executive Committee

Mr. Arif Umit Uzturk

Ms. Celeste Tchiama
1st Vice President

Mr. Mateusz Widlak
2nd Vice President

WAFF announced the resignation of Mr. Simon Baker
in April 2021.
The Office of Secretary General remains vacant.

Mr. Owen Coyle

Mr. Ian Clarke
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