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The winners of the grant competition were announced 30.06.2022 The winners of the grant competition were announced
The grant competition announced by AFFA for grassroots football projects has been completed.
“Today we were good in terms of game quality” 13.06.2022 “Today we were good in terms of game quality”
Head coach of Azerbaijan national team Gianni de Biasi shared his opinions in the press conference after the Azerbaijan vs Belarus match held within the UEFA Nations League at Dalgha Arena today:  

Coaches

Referees

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.  
“Tofig Bahramov Award” was presented (photos) 28.06.2022 “Tofig Bahramov Award” was presented (photos)
Today the referee and assistant referee of the Azerbaijani Premier League, who distinguished for the 2021/2022 season, were presented the “Tofig Bahramov Award” at the AFFA administrative building.

FIFA

UEFA

Trainings held with the participation of FIFA representative (photos) 14.06.2022 Trainings held with the participation of FIFA representative (photos)
FIFA representative Thies Hannes and the Genius Sport Company representative Augustinas Pakulis gave presentations and held trainings on the Competition Management System (FCMS) at the AFFA headquarters on June 13 and 14 with the participation of referees appointed to the Premier League, First Division clubs, Regional and AFFA U-19 leagues, as well members of the National Team, the Referees Department and the Youth Competitions Department.  
Elchin Mammadov took part in the seminar 29.06.2022 Elchin Mammadov took part in the seminar
A seminar was organized for the officials of UEFA club competitions on June 27-28 in Zurich, Switzerland. Elchin Mammadov, head of the AFFA Licensing Group, who acts as UEFA Venue Director attended the seminar as well. During the seminar, participants were provided with instructions on the season and discussed changes in the rules.

Leagues

Beach Soccer

Registration of new teams for the season 2022/2023 21.06.2022 Registration of new teams for the season 2022/2023
The registration stage of new teams wishing to participate in the season 2022/2023 of AFFA U-9, AFFA U-10, AFFA U-11, AFFA U-12, AFFA Coca-Cola U-13, AFFA U-14, AFFA U-15, AFFA U-16, AFFA U-17, AFFA Youth Leagues, as well AFFA Regions League starts from today.   New teams wishing to join the leagues can apply to [email protected] until August 25.    
Squad of the Beach Soccer team for the qualifying round 24.06.2022 Squad of the Beach Soccer team for the qualifying round
Azerbaijan Beach Soccer team will participate in the  Euro  Beach Soccer League EBSL-2022 qualifying round in Nazareth, Portugal. The schedule of Azerbaijan team’s matches to be played in the qualifying round of Division A has been determined. Azerbaijan will play against Italy on July 1, Germany the next day, and Spain on July 3.   The squad of Azerbaijan Beach Soccer team for the qualifying rounds:  
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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.