Asian Football Confederation

Bigger league better for Indian football: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri, said, that a higher number of teams in the top flight would be good news for the game in the country. "At the end of the day, whatever gets decided has to be followed. The bigger the league, the better it is. The more the number of teams in the league the better it is for the country because we will get that many more competitive matches. The number of good players will also increase.

Oct 30, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

Qatar won't be distracted from final by eligibility row, says coach Felix Sanchez

On the eve of the Asian Cup final between Qatar and Japan, the United Arab Emirates had formally questioned the eligibility of Almoez Ali 22, and Iraqi-born defender Bassam Al Rawi, 21.

Jan 31, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

On birthday, Sunil Chhetri named 'Asian Icon' by AFC, gets praise for rivalling Ronaldo, Messi

Talismanic Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri was today named an 'Asian Icon' by the game's continental governing body on his 34th birthday and received effusive praise for rivalling the world's greatest players of his generation in scoring goals.

Aug 03, 2018, 17:49 PM IST

AFC General Secretary Dato' Windsor wants one league in India from next year

The merger will give a big boost to Mohun Bagan and East Bengal's hopes to play in the ISL.

Oct 25, 2017, 19:08 PM IST

FIFA finances 'extremely solid', claims Gianni Infantino

Infantino added that it was normal for FIFA to make losses for three years and then "make revenue" during the fourth financial year, when a World Cup takes place.

May 08, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

We deserve more FIFA World Cup slots, says Asian football boss

The expansion was a key election promise of FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who beat Sheikh Salman to the post in polls early last year.

Jan 11, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

Football: Africa kingmakers face moment of truth in FIFA race

Africa`s football powerbrokers meet in Rwanda on Friday, poised to make or break the dreams of the five men chasing the biggest job in the sport -- the presidency of FIFA.

Feb 05, 2016, 07:41 AM IST

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein asks FIFA to investigate Africa-Asia MOU

Bin Ali says that he has always promoted cross-regional understanding.

Jan 16, 2016, 18:03 PM IST

FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman says he would examine role of US law, consulting firms

Salman says a close look is needed because he isn't fully convinced FIFA was getting enough out of the relationship.

Jan 09, 2016, 06:34 AM IST

AFC chief emphasises on importance of medical conference

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said it is aimed at development of medicine and science in the sport.

Nov 30, 2015, 18:00 PM IST

Asian soccer body says it supports FIFA candidate Sheikh Salman

Three of the five FIFA candidates claim support from Asian voters, but the AFC said it fully backed Sheikh Salman.

Nov 27, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

Australian football federation chief quits

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailed Lowy for "instilling in Australians your love and passion for the game".

Nov 17, 2015, 11:47 AM IST

India drop to 172nd, Belgium top FIFA rankings

India is also ranked a dismal 33rd amongst Asian teams.

Nov 05, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

FIFA presidential candidate denies torturing footballers

Sheikh Salman said the allegations that he was involved in torturing footballers are all "lies".

Oct 27, 2015, 22:39 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2015, 22:45 PM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

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.

Sep 13, 2015, 14:38 PM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2015, 11:55 AM IST

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.

Sep 03, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

Praful Patel, Souter Vaz re-elected WIFA President, Secretary

All India Football Federation President and senior NCP leader Praful Patel and Souter Vaz have retained their posts as President and Secretary of the Western India Football Association (WIFA) respectively.

Jul 21, 2015, 16:38 PM IST