Football Federation Australia

The Football Federation Australia is the governing body of Australian football clubs.


Early years

The history of FFAs stretches back to the year 1921. This year, the Australian Soccer Association (ASA ) was founded in Sydney already. However, this union was expelled from FIFA in 1960. In 1961, therefore, the Australian Soccer Federation (ASF ) was established. But this association has also been excluded from the FIFA since FIFA still insisted that the part of the ASF open to fines to be paid. In 1963, Australia was again taken up by FIFA after the fines were reduced and paid. Australia first tried to be a member of the Asian Football Confederation ( AFC). This was refused, and so the ASF in 1966 joined with New Zealand and founded the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC ).

New beginning

After the collapse of the previous governing body Soccer Australia, the Australian government struggled for an independent investigation, the so-called Crawford Report, at. The findings of the Commission were rejected by the Board of Soccer Australia, then the Australian Institute of Sport threatened to stop funding of Soccer Australia, unless Soccer Australia would implement the Crawford Commission of measures. The Board subsequently went back closed.

The Commission recommended, among other things, the recovery of the Federation as Australia Soccer Association with an Interim Executive Board, which should be led by a prominent businessman Frank Lowy. In 2005, the ASA renamed in Football Federation Australia to adapt to the international use of the term "football", these preferred to the term "soccer " and also to distance themselves from mistakes of the old National Soccer League and Soccer Australia.

On 1 January 2006, the FFA was excreted into the Asian Football Confederation from the Oceania Football Confederation. This process had already been unanimously approved by the AFC Executive Committee on 23 March 2005 and confirmed by the OFC on April 17. The FIFA Executive Committee approved this action on June 29. The FFA hopes that the quality of Australian football is enhanced by membership in the AFC and the national team has a better chance at World Cup qualifications.

Asia Cup 2015

In 2015, the FFA will host the Asian Cup.


  • AFC Dream Asia Award: 2010