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A meeting of the AFFA Executive Committee was organized in online format 12.06.2024 A meeting of the AFFA Executive Committee was organized in online format
Another meeting of the AFFA Executive Committee was held in online format. As a continuation of the matter of the head coach discussed at the meeting of the AFFA Executive Committee held on June 3, 2024, the candidacy of the well-known Portuguese expert Fernando Santos was nominated for the position of the head coach of the Azerbaijan national football team.

Coaches

Photo-report

C – category coaching course has started (photos) 03.12.2019 C – category coaching course has started (photos)
The next C-category coaching course has been started at the National Teams Training Center, located at Dalga Arena. The first part, led by Ilham Azizzadeh and Vugar Askerli, will be completed on December 6. The second part of the course will be held from December 9 to December 12, and the final part will be held from December 16 to 20.  

Referees

FIFA

New appointments for Azerbaijani referees 03.06.2024 New appointments for Azerbaijani referees
FIFA referee Farida Lutfaliyeva has been appointed by UEFA to officiate the match between the national teams of Georgia and Cyprus.
Congratulations to Qarabag FC by FIFA 29.04.2024 Congratulations to Qarabag FC by FIFA
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a letter to the President of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan, Rovshan Najaf, to congratulate Qarabag Football Club on their victory in the 2023/2024 season of the Azerbaijan Premier League. The contents of the letter are provided below for your information:  

UEFA

Leagues

Another assignment from UEFA for Zumrud Aghayeva 25.05.2024 Another assignment from UEFA for Zumrud Aghayeva
Zumrüd Aghayeva, chief specialist of AFFA's Children and Youth Competitions Department, received another assignment from UEFA.
The final round draws were made for three leagues 15.05.2024 The final round draws were made for three leagues
The draws have been made for the final round of the AFFA U-13, U-14, and U-15 Leagues. The matchups for the U-13 and U-14 Leagues 1/8 finals, as well as the U-15 League quarter-finals, have been determined. The play-off games will follow the Olympic system, with home and away matches, and the winning teams will qualify for the next stage.

Beach Soccer

EFA became the champion of Azerbaijan (photos) 12.08.2023 EFA became the champion of Azerbaijan (photos)
Azerbaijan Championship among Under-14 teenagers was held on August 7-11 at the beach soccer field on the territory of Aqua Sports Palace under the organization of the Beach Soccer Federation.  
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FACT of the Month

June, 2015
Match between Azerbaijan and Norway ended with a draw 0-0

FACT of the Month

April, 2015
Under-16 boys and girls teams won the UEFA Development Tournament organized in Baku, Azerbaijan

FACT of the Month

May, 2015
Nazim Suleymanov's 50 years jubilee celebrated in Vladikavkaz

FACT of the Month

August, 2016
Azerbaijan national beach soccer team qualified for the A Division of the Europa League.

FACT of the Month

April, 2017

FACT of the Month

May, 2017
Azerbaijan U-23 national team became the winner of the IV Islamic Solidarity Games.
 

FACT of the Month

August, 2017
“Qarabag” Football Club qualified for the UEFA Champions League group stage. 

FACT of the Month

September, 2017
The final game of the 2019 UEFA Europa League will be held at Baku Olympic Stadium, according to the decision of the UEFA Executive Committee. 

FACT of the Month

March, 2019
President Ilham Aliyev watched "Baku 2019: Stars Final"
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his daughter Leyla Aliyeva have watched a grand match "Baku 2019: Stars Final" held in front of the National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi.
"Baku 2019: Stars Final" was organized as part of the series of events on Baku’s hosting 2018-2019 UEFA Europa League final match.
 
 

FACT of the Month

January, 2020
The next XXVIII AFFA Conference was held

The next XXVIII Conference of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan was held on January 28 at the “Boulevard Hotel”.
Elkhan Mammadov said that 12 candidates were nominated for 12 seats in the Executive Committee. According to the Regulation, the election to the Executive Committee was also held by open voting, and the following persons were elected members of the AFFA Executive Committee: 
 
1. Isgandar Javadov
2. Kazbek Tuayev
3. Elkhan Mammadov
4. Zaur Akhundov
5. Rauf Aliyev
6. Vagif Sadigov
7. Elshad Nasirov
8. Farid Mansurov
9. Firudin Gurbanov
10. Mahir Mammadov
11. Elmar Mammadyarov
12. Konul Mehtiyeva
 
AFFA President Rovnag Abdullayev thanked the Conference participants for their trust shown again and congratulated the members of the Executive Committee after the election.
 
 
 

FACT of the Month

February, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elkhan Mammadov met with Ryan Giggs
 
The representatives of the national team of Wales, who will play against Turkey and Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2020 at Baku Olympic Stadium, are in Baku.
The delegation, which includes head coach Ryan Giggs, Media and Marketing Manager Ian Gwyn Hughes, Chief of the Security Department Grant Ashton Briggs, and kit manager David Tudor Griffiths, will review the hotels and stadiums, and become familiar with the infrastructure.
AFFA Executive Vice President Elkhan Mammadov has met with the head coach of the national team of Wales Ryan Giggs. The sides exchanged views on Euro 2020 matches to be held in Baku and expressed confidence that the matches will be organized at a high level.
It should be reminded that Elkhan Mammadov also met with the coach of Turkish national team Senol Gunes who visited Baku.

FACT of the Month

July, 2020
A contract has been signed with Gianni De Biasi
Negotiations between AFFA and Gianni De Biasi on the appointment of the head coach of the Azerbaijan national team were successful and an agreement was signed on July 30.
The contract covers the current season of the UEFA Nations League and the qualifying round of the  World Championship 2022.
 
 

FACT of the Month

September, 2020
In the group stage of the UEFA Nations League, the Azerbaijan national team defeated the Cyprus national team with a score of  1-0 at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia on September 9.

FACT of the Month

October, 2020
"Garabagh" who defeated Polish club "Legia" with a score of 3:0 at the "Wojska Polskiego" stadium in Warsaw has been qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League. 

FACT of the Month

December, 2020
The opponents of our national team have been announced
The Azerbaijan national team will compete in Group A together with the national teams of Portugal, Serbia, Ireland and Luxembourg in the qualifying round of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022

FACT of the Month

January, 2021
Inauguration ceremony of "Turan Tovuz" Football Academy was held
The opening ceremony of the football academy under the “Turan Tovuz” club built by AFFA with the financial support of FIFA and UEFA was held today.

FACT of the Month

June, 2021
The first Euro 2020 game in Baku
 
Today Baku Olympic Stadium hosts the Wales and Switzerland match within the Group A of Euro 2020. The referees of the game to start at 17:00:  
 
Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
Assistant referees: Nicolas Danos, Cyril Gringore (both - France)
Video assistant referee (VAR): Francois Letexier (France)
VAR assistants: Jerome Brisard, Benjamin Pages (both - France), Pawel Gil (Poland)
Fourth official: Srdjan Jovanovic (Serbia)
 
 

FACT of the Month

July, 2021
Elkhan Mammadov met presidents of guest associations
 
Today Czech Republic and Denmark national teams met within the Euro 2020 quarter final game at Baku Olympic Stadium.
AFFA Executive Vice President Elkhan Mammadov met with President of the Czech Republic Football Association Peter Fousek and President of Denmark Football Association Jesper Moller before the match and wished success to the both teams. 
Remind, the Czech Republic – Denmark match ended in a 2:1 win of the nominal guest. 
 

FACT of the Month

November, 2021
Shamakhi city stadium inaugurated
 
Shamakhi, November 1, AZERTAC
 
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva have attended the opening of the Shamakhi city stadium.
AFFA Executive Vice-President Elkhan Mammadov informed the head of state and the First Lady of the work done.
The Shamakhi city stadium at a capacity of 2,200 fans will receive a UEFA category two certificate.
President Ilham Aliyev scored goals at the stadium.