AFC hopes ISL will popularise football in India
AFC hopes ISL will popularise football in India

 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa today hoped that the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) will help in popularising football in the country.

`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final
`Intense` Wanderers home gets nod for ACL final

The Asian Football Confederation has agreed to let Western Sydney Wanderers play the first leg of their Asian Champions League final at their intimidating home ground, the club said Tuesday.

List of doping cases at Incheon Games 2014
List of doping cases at Incheon Games 2014

A list of positive drugs tests at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea:

Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election
Asian boss backs FIFA president Sepp Blatter for re-election

Asia`s football chief threw his support behind FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s re-election bid Saturday as the 78-year-old looked increasingly certain to win a fifth term.

Asian Games 2014: Names missing as Japan eye double defence
Asian Games 2014: Names missing as Japan eye double defence

Shorn of its best talent and squeezed into a packed regional calendar, the Asian Games soccer tournament`s struggle for stature amid grander offerings makes an exciting edition in South Korea a necessity.

Two women refs are shining stars of Indian football
Two women refs are shining stars of Indian football

Two Indian women referees being selected to officiate at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in September may be a cause for celebration as the country embarks on a new phase in professional football.

AFC team meets AIFF top brass

The Asian Football Confederation`s Special Mission Team on Monday explained to the AIFF new criteria related to earning qualification in the continent`s Champions League.

Guangzhou`s Lippi banned for confronting ref: AFC

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Lippi has been slapped with an initial one-match ban for angrily confronting the referee during an AFC Champions League match, the Asian Football Confederation announced Sunday.

AFC bans two players for doping violations

Avchiev Takhir of Kyrgyzstan and Doan Ngoc Hao of Vietnam have been hit with two-year bans for doping offences, the Asian Football Confederation has announced.

AFC throws the booklet at match-fixing in Asia

A pamphlet highlighting the `3Rs` - recognise, reject and report - is the latest tool to be distributed by the Asian Football Confederation as part of its ongoing fight against match-fixing in the region.

AFC throws the booklet at match-fixing in Asia

A pamphlet highlighting the `3Rs` - recognise, reject and report - is the latest tool to be distributed by the Asian Football Confederation as part of its ongoing fight against match-fixing in the region.

Africa, Asia should get more World Cup berths: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the number of World Cup places for Africa and Asia are "unfair" considering the large number of associations in the two confederations.

Early World Cup exits a lesson for Asia, says AFC head

The winless World Cup showing by Asia`s four teams is a wakeup call for the region, the head of AFC said on Friday, but the lacklustre showing has not deterred calls for extra places at the finals from his members.

Asian sides head for winless World Cup

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) teams are heading for their first World Cup blank in 24 years, with Japan, South Korea, Australia and Iran all failing to muster a single victory in Brazil so far.

Need for women`s national league underpinned

The importance of having a women`s league was underlined and proper planning for the same in detail was discussed at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women`s Assistance Programme (WAP) here on Tuesday.

Asian football chief backs Qatar to clear doubts

Asia`s football chief Shaikh Salman Ebrahim Al Khalifa said today he is convinced Qatar would try to clear the air over fresh claims it paid millions in bribes to secure the 2022 World Cup.

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.

Row over plan to merge Asia`s top posts

Prince Ali bin Al Hussein has savaged plans to hand his current role as FIFA vice-president to Asia`s football boss in a row which threatens to plunge regional soccer into a fresh round of infighting.

Pune FC snatch draw, earn first overseas point

A determined Pune FC produced a come-from-behind 2-2 draw against last year`s quarter-finalists Kitchee SC in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2014 Group H Round 2 encounter at the Mong Kok Stadium here Wednesday.

FIFA authorise wearing of veils, turbans during matches

Football`s world governing body FIFA on Saturday officially authorised the wearing of head covers for religious purposes during matches.