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.

Asia unmoved by reports of possible Sepp Blatter's U-turn
Asia unmoved by reports of possible Sepp Blatter's U-turn

The Asian Football Confederation remains unmoved by reports that Sepp Blatter may seek to stay on as FIFA president despite announcing his intention to resign amid a major corruption scandal.

Asian heavyweights kick off Road to Russia
Asian heavyweights kick off Road to Russia

Asia`s heavyweight nations kick off their World Cup campaigns in some unusual places over the next six days, with a qualification revamp putting the continent`s minnows in line for some painful thrashings.

Indian football can do without below-par foreign coaches: Mohun Bagan coach
Indian football can do without below-par foreign coaches: Mohun Bagan coach

Mohun Bagan coach Sanjay Sen, who guided the team to its first national league title in 13 years, believes Indian football does not need over-hyped and below-par foreign coaches as there is no dearth of talent in local managers.

Asian Football Confederation to seek `best way forward` after Sepp Blatter resignation

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) pledged on Wednesday to help "find the best way forward" for world football following the surprise resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

India to host AFC U-16 final
India to host AFC U-16 final

The Asian Football Confederation have officially confirmed India as hosts of the AFC U-16 Finals to be held next year.

SEA Games rocked by match-fixing scandal

 The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was rocked by a match-fixing scandal on Monday when East Timor`s under-23 team manager was suspended from football over alleged bribery and corruption.

Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter
Asia-Pacific remains firmly behind embattled Sepp Blatter

There were a few fissures but no major cracks apparent in FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s bedrock of Asia-Pacific support as officials began returning to the region from the annual congress of soccer`s world governing body over the weekend.

Asia backs embattled Sepp Blatter and endorses FIFA election
Asia backs embattled Sepp Blatter and endorses FIFA election

The Asian Football Confederation has re-affirmed its support for embattled FIFA boss Sepp Blatter and pushed for Friday`s presidential election to go ahead despite the corruption scandal that has rocked soccer`s global governing body.

Sepp Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay
Sepp Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay

The Asian Football Confederation, a key ally of FIFA president Sepp Blatter with its own recent history of corruption allegations, insisted Thursday that the FIFA congress and presidential election should go ahead as planned.

FIFA crisis deepens amid corruption arrests, fight over elections goes on
FIFA crisis deepens amid corruption arrests, fight over elections goes on

Fifa has been drawn into a deep crisis by the arrest of senior officials in raids in Zurich on Wednesday followed by a long-running FBI investigation, while Swiss authorities simultaneously launched an inquiry into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Pahang-Perspura clash cancelled after visa row
Pahang-Perspura clash cancelled after visa row

Pahang`s AFC Cup round of 16 clash against Persipura Jayapura was cancelled by the Asian Football Confederation late on Monday after four foreign players from the Malaysian side were denied entry into Indonesia.

WIFA felicitates President Praful Patel
WIFA felicitates President Praful Patel

 The Western India Football Association (WIFA) on Sunday honoured and felicitated its president Praful Patel on being inducted as the Vice-President of the Asian Football Confederation at the Cooperage football ground.

Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali
Victory or bust for Jordan's charming Prince Ali

A quiet, steely, determination runs through Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, the Jordanian royal who has brought a breath of fresh air to FIFA politics since he was elected to its executive committee four years ago.