Algeria
   Angola
    Argentina
   Belgium
    Brazil
    El Salvador
   England    France
   Georgia
   Germany
    Ghana
   Haiti
    Iran
   Ireland    Italy
   Japan
   Kenya
   Liberia    Mexico     The Netherlands    Niger
    Nigeria    Poland    Sierra Leone    Turkey
    Russia
   Ukraine
   USA    Uzbekistan
Amputee Soccer Aligns with Ukraine

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has condemned Russia for its unprovoked attacks and invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine.

FIFA backed up its condemnation by banning Russia's national team as well as its club teams from all international competition. Including the 2022 World Cup.

In solidarity with Ukraine, a Founding Member of international amputee soccer, the Governing Boards of the World Amputee Football Federation, the European Amputee Football Federation and many WAFF Members concur.

The Russian Select Amputee Soccer Team and all of its club teams have been suspended from all amputee soccer international competitions and events until further notice.

As a result neither the Russian traditionally configured national team nor the amputee national team will be permitted to compete in their respective World Cup Tournaments.

The soccer / football world, both traditionally configured and amputee editions, stand firm with the nation, the people, and athletes of Ukraine.






Amputee Football Reaches 50 Official Member Mark

Warsaw, Poland - The World Amputee Football Federation has announced that the 50 counties have now become official members of he world-wide
amputee football family. Those countries recognized as having qualified national select teams and meeting other criteria for Membership are:

AFRICA
Angola
Cameroon
Egypt
Gambia
Kenya
Liberia
Morocco
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
Tanzania
America North, Central & Caribbean
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Haiti
Mexico
USA
America South
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Columbia
Peru
Uruguay
ASIA
Bangladesh
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Malaysia
Palestine
Syria
Uzbekistan
               EUROPE
Azerbaijan
Belgium
England
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Turkey
Ukraine
Ghana is New African Champion CANAF 2021
Cup of African Nations Amputee Football


Liberia Takes Silver, Qualifies for the 2022
Amputee Football World Cup



Angola Takes CANAF Bronze
Also Qualifies for the World Cup

Photo Courtesy of www.angop.ao

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

Gold-Silver
 
Bronze-4th
 
Tournament Rankings

Graphics by EAFF

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 lanoticia.cl 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.

Photo at right courtesy of LaNoticea.cl.



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.

Photos © R. G. Hofmann


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 the 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
Turkey
President

Ms. Celeste Tchiama
Angola
1st Vice President
 
    

Mr. Mateusz Widlak
Poland
2nd Vice President

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


Mr. Owen Coyle
England
Treasurer
     

Mr. Ian Clarke
England
Chief Referee
   

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2022-03-03