Football: Africa kingmakers face moment of truth in FIFA race

Africa`s football powerbrokers meet in Rwanda on Friday, poised to make or break the dreams of the five men chasing the biggest job in the sport -- the presidency of FIFA.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Bin Ali says that he has always promoted cross-regional understanding.

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he would examine role of US law, consulting firms

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he would examine role of US law, consulting firms

Salman says a close look is needed because he isn't fully convinced FIFA was getting enough out of the relationship.

AFC chief emphasises on importance of medical conference

AFC chief emphasises on importance of medical conference

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said it is aimed at development of medicine and science in the sport.

Asian soccer body says it supports FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman

Asian soccer body says it supports FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman

Three of the five FIFA candidates claim support from Asian voters, but the AFC said it fully backed Sheikh Salman.

Australian football federation chief quits

Australian football federation chief quits

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailed Lowy for "instilling in Australians your love and passion for the game".

India drop to 172nd, Belgium top FIFA rankings

India drop to 172nd, Belgium top FIFA rankings

India is also ranked a dismal 33rd amongst Asian teams.

FIFA presidential candidate denies torturing footballers

FIFA presidential candidate denies torturing footballers

Sheikh Salman said the allegations that he was involved in torturing footballers are all "lies".

Sepp Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil even as Asian body calls for emergency meeting

Sepp Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil even as Asian body calls for emergency meeting

FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90 day ban that forced him out of office, a report said on Friday as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

AFC gives nod to Goa govt to host U-16 Championship next year

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday gave green signal to the Goa Government for hosting the AFC U-16 Championship, which will be held from September 15 to October 2 next year.

India placed 22nd in new Asian football technical ranking

India placed 22nd in new Asian football technical ranking

A new technical ranking system of the Asian Football Confederation has placed India in 22nd spot among the continent's 46-member countries, the highest among South Asian nations.

Chung Mong-Joon accuses FIFA of ignoring `election fraud`

Chung Mong-Joon accuses FIFA of ignoring `election fraud`

South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon on Friday accused football`s governing body of overlooking an "election fraud" favouring rival and front-runner Michel Platini.

Chung Mong-joon claims FIFA presidential election being ''undermined''

Chung Mong-joon claims FIFA presidential election being ''undermined''

South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year`s election.

Praful Patel, Souter Vaz re-elected WIFA President, Secretary

Praful Patel, Souter Vaz re-elected WIFA President, Secretary

All India Football Federation President and senior NCP leader Praful Patel and Souter Vaz have retained their posts as President and Secretary of the Western India Football Association (WIFA) respectively.

Pakistan re-elect football chief despite court order

Pakistan re-elect football chief despite court order

Pakistan`s football federation Wednesday announced the re-election of its president Faisal Saleh Hayat despite orders from a court not to hold a vote until the objection of a rival faction had been resolved.

UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

UAE rubber-stamped as Asian Cup hosts

The United Arab Emirates were rubber-stamped as hosts for the expanded Asian Cup in 2019 after signing an official agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Sepp Blatter backs German proposal for FIFA integrity checks

Sepp Blatter backs German proposal for FIFA integrity checks

Under-fire FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Friday backed greater checks on top FIFA officials and called for greater power for Africa and Asia within the world football body.

Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says

Pleas for help to FIFA going unanswered, Nepal official says

Repeated pleas to embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter and other senior officials asking for help to end "chaos and lawlessness" in Nepal`s football federation (ANFA) have gone unanswered, the Asian body`s vice-president told Reuters on Thursday.

AFC secretary general resigns after suspension

AFC secretary general resigns after suspension

 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) secretary general Alex Soosay has tendered his resignation with immediate effect, it was announced on Wednesday.

Under-fire Alex Soosay quits as AFC general secretary

Under-fire Alex Soosay quits as AFC general secretary

Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay, who had been suspended over cover-up claims dating back to the reign of former president Mohammed bin Hammam, resigned with immediate effect on Wednesday, the regional governing body said.