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AFC DEC issues USD$150,000 fine on UAE FA!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has sanctioned the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) with a fine of USD$150,000 following the incidents that occurred during their 2019 AFC Asian Cup semifinal match against Qatar on January 29 at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu …

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The AFC dismisses UAE FA protest against Qatari players!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Friday, February 1 dismissed the protest lodged by the United Arab Emirates Football Association over the eligibility of two Qatar players. This decision comes after the UAE FA claimed that Almoez Ali and Bassam Al Rawi were not eligible to …

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UAE 2019 Schools Programme inspires a generation!

The 2019 AFC Asian Cup – UAE schools programme has inspired the next generation of footballers with the engagement initiative reaching its conclusion this week during a final educational event at GEMS Primary School in Fujairah. Over 125,000 children and young people from 150 schools participated in the programme over …

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VIDEO – DW: Can the AFC Asian Cup serve as a blueprint for Qatar 2022?

Is everything about football in the Gulf money-related? Or is there a real football culture – just as Qatar is getting ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup? Is it fun to watch football in the desert sands? The AFC Asian Cup was the perfect opportunity for Kick off reporter …

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Volunteers set new record at UAE 2019 with over 500,000 hours of dedication!

From family members to lifelong friends, the diverse pool of volunteers taking part in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup have dedicated over 500,000 hours to support the largest-ever edition of the Continental showpiece, setting a record of unrivalled support. With the competition increasing from 32 to 51 matches, the team …

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu: The impact of the AFC Asian Cup will be huge on Indian Football!

Indian National Team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels the impact of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will be “huge for Indian Football.” “21 out of the 23 players in the team were playing at such a stage for the first time. Now, we want to take it from here. It …

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India’s Jeje Lalpekhlua: Sleeping Giant has woken up!

India was dubbed as a sleeping giant by former FIFA President Joseph Blatter way back in 2007. Post India’s heart-warming performance in the AFC Asian Cup 2019, National Team striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes the “sleeping giant is now awake and ever evolving.” “The sleeping giant is now awake,” commented Jeje. …

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India’s Ashique Kuruniyan: It was a huge lesson as far as decision making was concerned!

Ashique Kuruniyan who started in all of India’s three matches in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 as Sunil Chhetri’s striking partner upfront says it was a “huge lesson” for all the players as far as decision making on the field is concerned. In an interview, Kuruniyan looked back at India’s …

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AFC Technical Team follows 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the UAE!

They won’t be playing, coaching or refereeing, but the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Technical team will contribute to AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 by producing the official Technical Report and selecting the winners of the competition’s awards. The AFC’s team, known as Technical Study Group (TSG), are an experienced group …

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