AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official
AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official

The Asian Football Confederation extended the one-year ban on Bangladeshi official Mohidur Rahman Mirax for match-fixing continent wide on Friday as corruption in the region showed no signs of slowing.

India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar
India hosts FIFA women's regional development seminar

A FIFA women's regional development seminar and India development workshop kicked off here on Monday with more than 100 delegates taking part in it.

Myanmar ordered to play next match without fans
Myanmar ordered to play next match without fans

Myanmar will have to play its next match behind closed doors as punishment for a pitch invasion during an October game, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Saturday.

East Bengal get berth in AFC Cup east zone
East Bengal get berth in AFC Cup east zone

East Bengal have been allotted a berth in the east zone of the AFC Cup next year, the Indian football club said in a statement Saturday.

India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship
India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship

India have been clubbed in Group E along with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Syria for next year's qualifiers of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2016.

India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship
India clubbed with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Syria in AFC U23 Championship

India have been clubbed in Group E along with Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Syria for next year's qualifiers of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2016.

AFC president Shaikh Slaman inaugurates refurbished Cooperage
AFC president Shaikh Slaman inaugurates refurbished Cooperage

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa today inaugurated the refurbished Cooperage Stadium here and said hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017 will boost the development of sport in the country.

Top North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit
Top North Korea official makes plea for Lionel Messi visit

A top North Korean football official said she wants megastar Lionel Messi to visit a new football academy in the communist state, where the Barcelona wonder is a huge hit with kids.

Asian boss rules out tilt at FIFA presidency
Asian boss rules out tilt at FIFA presidency

The head of Asian football ruled out a future bid for the FIFA presidency and said he had long-term ambitions for the continent which will host its second World Cup in 2022.

Sepp Blatter insists Qatar will keep World Cup
Sepp Blatter insists Qatar will keep World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Qatar was in no danger of being stripped of the 2022 World Cup as new questions arose Sunday over the awarding of hosting rights.

AFC award nominee set for long ban: sources
AFC award nominee set for long ban: sources

Asian footballer of the year nominee Nassir Al Shamrani is set to be banned for eight matches spitting and head-butting, sources said Sunday, hours before the award is handed out in Manila.

Australia will lift at Asian Cup, says Brett Emerton
Australia will lift at Asian Cup, says Brett Emerton

Australia will raise their game in front of their own fans at next year`s Asian Cup and deserve to be among the favourites despite their poor recent form, according to former Socceroos stalwart Brett Emerton.

Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov
Two-year doping ban for Tajik defender Khurshed Beknazarov

Tajikistan defender Khurshed Beknazarov was slapped with a two-year suspension for doping violations on Thursday after he tested positive during the Asian Games.

Nassir Al Shamrani gets AFC award nod despite spit spat

Al Hilal`s Nassir Al Shamrani has been shortlisted for Asian player of the year despite causing controversy when he angrily spat at an opponent and sparked a melee at the AFC Champions League final.

Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand
Sydney Wanderers dismiss Al Hilal probe demand

Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic on Wednesday dismissed calls by Al Hilal for an investigation into their controversial AFC Champions League final, saying he had no interest in what the Saudi side thought.

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.