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India set to host AFC Awards night in November: AIFF
India set to host AFC Awards night in November: AIFF

India is set to host the star-studded Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Awards function for the first time in November, according to the president of the national body of the game.

FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022
FIFA task force recommends shorter Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

A FIFA task force examining dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended the Gulf state hosts a shorter tournament, staged over the cooler months of November and December 2022.

Asian Cup was corruption free: AFC
Asian Cup was corruption free: AFC

The extensive integrity action plan and key stakeholder collaboration implemented to combat the threat of match fixing during the 2015 Asian Cup was successful, with no evidence of game manipulation uncovered at the tournament, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement Tuesday.

India meet Nepal as Russia qualifiers kick off in Asia
India meet Nepal as Russia qualifiers kick off in Asia

The world`s lowest ranked soccer team, Bhutan, will take on Sri Lanka next month, while sleeping giants India face Nepal in the first qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final
FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final

 FIFA chief Sepp Blatter often talks about being the head of the "football family" but if the boos that greeted his appearance at the Asian Cup final on Saturday are anything to go by, he is not too popular with his Australian cousins.

Luis Figo announces bid for FIFA presidency
Luis Figo announces bid for FIFA presidency

Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year`s FIFA presidential election.

Iraq confirmed as Asian Cup semi-finalist after Iran protest
Iraq confirmed as Asian Cup semi-finalist after Iran protest

 Iraq were cleared to take their place in Monday`s Asian Cup semi-final against South Korea after the Asian Football Confederation dismissed a protest from Iran.

Iran loses protest to overturn Asian Cup loss to Iraq
Iran loses protest to overturn Asian Cup loss to Iraq

 Iraq were cleared to take their place in Monday`s Asian Cup quarter-final against South Korea after the Asian Football Confederation dismissed a protest from Iran.

2022 FIFA World Cup in winter, says AFC boss
2022 FIFA World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region`s blazing summer heat, Asia`s football supremo said.

Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected
Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected

Iran`s protest that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in their stormy Asian Cup quarter-final loss was rejected on Sunday, an Iranian official told AFP.

Asian Cup: Ref rage proves costly for Honda, Queiroz
Asian Cup: Ref rage proves costly for Honda, Queiroz

Japan`s star playmaker Keisuke Honda and Iran coach Carlos Queiroz have been hit with thousands of dollars in fines for criticising referees in outbursts at the Asian Cup.

Jordan coach Ray Wilkins hopping mad over doping fiasco
Jordan coach Ray Wilkins hopping mad over doping fiasco

Jordan coach Ray Wilkins blasted Asian Cup organisers on Thursday after a botched doping test made one of his players sick, potentially ruling him out of the tournament.

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein says `secretive` FIFA must open up
Prince Ali bin Al Hussein says `secretive` FIFA must open up

FIFA presidential hopeful Prince Ali bin Al Hussein on Saturday called world football`s governing body "secretive" and expressed confidence he would oust Sepp Blatter in May.

Kuwait footballing history shaped by political winds
Kuwait footballing history shaped by political winds

Decades have passed since Kuwait`s halcyon days as a powerhouse of Asian soccer, but the tiny Gulf nation has retained its clout as a major player in the sport`s labyrinthine politics.

Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official
Asia must remain united behind Sepp Blatter: Official

The Asian Football Confederation supports Sepp Blatter`s bid to secure a fifth consecutive term as FIFA president, according to AFC general secretary Alex Soosay.

AFC to back Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidency election
AFC to back Sepp Blatter in FIFA presidency election

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will support incumbent Joseph "Sepp" Blatter in the FIFA presidential election, its general secretary said Thursday.

Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup
Match-fixing scrutiny for Asian Cup

Fears of match-fixing will lurk in the background at the Asian Cup as the stain of corruption proves hard to shift despite efforts to clean up football.

Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's FIFA push needs AFC support
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein's FIFA push needs AFC support

With the expected backing of European body UEFA, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein`s hopes of becoming the first Asian president of FIFA will rest on his ability to sway support at home in the Asian Football Confederation.

AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official
AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official

The Asian Football Confederation extended the one-year ban on Bangladeshi official Mohidur Rahman Mirax for match-fixing continent wide on Friday as corruption in the region showed no signs of slowing.

India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar
India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar

A FIFA women's regional development seminar and India development workshop kicked off here on Monday with more than 100 delegates taking part in it.