Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini
Asia chief calls for unity on FIFA, hails ''unique'' Michel Platini

Asia`s football chief Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa called for the region to unify behind one candidate in next year`s FIFA presidential election and stopped short of endorsing UEFA president Michel Platini for the job on Thursday.

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.

Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues
Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues

A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan`s domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday.

AFC ask associations to hire match-fixing watchdogs

The Asian Football Confederation has asked its member associations to appoint integrity officials to report any issues of match-fixing as they battle to clear up corruption in the sport.

Bahrain`s Sheikh Salman voted new AFC president

Bahrain`s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa was voted the new president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday, replacing disgraced ex-leader Mohamed bin Hammam.