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ISL-3 PREVIEW: Known rivals in battle for glory as Indian football looks to reshape

ISL-3 PREVIEW: Known rivals in battle for glory as Indian football looks to reshape

The first match pits hosts NorthEast United FC with Kerala Blasters at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here.

AFC-AIFF taskforce meets in Goa, discuss development of football in India

AFC-AIFF taskforce meets in Goa, discuss development of football in India

The taskforce will meet again in the near future - on a date to be decided.

Iraq buries young victims of football pitch bomb carnage

Iraq buries young victims of football pitch bomb carnage

Iraq on Saturday buried the victims, among them many young boys, of a suicide attack that ripped through a trophy ceremony after a local football tournament and killed 32 people.

AIFF sees merger of ISL, I-League as only situation in future

AIFF sees merger of ISL, I-League as only situation in future

As the ninth edition of the I-League was officially launched, the possibility of the competition getting merged with the Indian Super League (ISL) surfaced up as the debate continued.

Asian football head Sheikh Salman's 'exit strategy' boosts Michel Platini's FIFA quest

Asian football head Sheikh Salman's 'exit strategy' boosts Michel Platini's FIFA quest

Michel Platini's bid to become FIFA president was boosted on Thursday Sheikh Salman's 'exit strategy'.

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.

Qatar set new record with 15-0 Bhutan rout, Malaysia suffer

Qatar set new record with 15-0 Bhutan rout, Malaysia suffer

Qatar recorded their biggest victory in international football when they eased past tiny Bhutan 15-0 while the UAE handed Malaysia a 10-0 rout in the Asian Zone World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

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.

2022 hosts Qatar feels heat ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

2022 hosts Qatar feels heat ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno admitted Wednesday his team is under pressure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the country`s last chance to reach the finals before hosting the event four years later.

Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on support of Japan, says FIFA's Kozo Tashima

Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on support of Japan, says FIFA's Kozo Tashima

South Korean FIFA presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon cannot bank on the support of neighbouring Japan, FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima told Reuters on Tuesday.

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).

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.

AFC backs Qatar as host of 2022 football World Cup

AFC backs Qatar as host of 2022 football World Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday supported Qatar's right to host the 2022 World Cup despite the ongoing corruption scandal that has engulfed world football's governing body FIFA, amid calls for scrapping the Gulf country's right to host due to an alleged bribe-filled bidding process.

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.