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.
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.
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.
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.
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.