Saudi Arabia concludes 2024 WAFF Women's Championship

2024-02-29
22:26:28

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) successfully concluded the 2024 WAFF Women's Championship, marking the first official 11-a-side women's tournament ever held in the Kingdom.

The 8th edition of the tournament was hosted in Jeddah from 19-29 February as seven countries competed alongside the host national. Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Nepal, Palestine, Syria, and Guam joined Saudi Arabia with fixtures played at the King Abdullah Sports City and Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Sport City stadiums. 15 matches were played in total across the group and knock-out stages.

The final was played in front of over 4,000 fans at the Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Sport City Stadium and ended 2-2 after full time, with Jordan winning the tournament via a penalty shoot-out against Nepal in Thursday’s final.

Lamia Bahaian, Vice President of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, said: “This incredible milestone will be forever etched in Saudi football history as the first official 11-a-side women’s tournament hosted in the Kingdom – and it is one we will build from moving forward. We promise that the 2024 WAFF Women’s Championship is the start of an exciting new era for professional women’s football in Saudi Arabia. Besides showcasing our hosting credentials to the region and wider world, it has paved the way for more competitions to make their way to our shores in the years ahead. For sure, this will be the first of many.



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