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FIFA welcomes CAS decision in the case of former president of Afghan FF Keramuudin Karim!

On June 8, 2019, Mr Karim was found guilty by the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee of having abused his position and sexually abused various female players, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. As a result, Mr Karim was sanctioned with a life ban from all …

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AFC announce revised schedule for India’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers!

The Asian Football Confederation has intimated the All India Football Federation about the new match schedules for the Round 2 of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. In a letter, the AFC mentioned, “After several months of anxious waiting and now with the improved …

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AFC partners with IFRC to help affected COVID-19 communities!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), through its AFC Dream Asia Foundation, has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) to identify and deliver direct assistance to communities whose lives have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. IFRC will focus on Asian countries who require priority assistance – …

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Afghanistan’s Amiri: We are heartbroken as match in Kolkata got postponed!

Former Afghanistan captain Zohib Islam Amiri, who played for Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League 2019-20, states that the Covid-19 pandemic came as a big setback to the Afghanistan National team as the entire squad was looking forward to soak in Kolkata’s “football atmosphere” when they were slated to play …

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India’s remaining joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers postponed!

The 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification round 2 matches which were scheduled to be played in March and June 2020 have been postponed till further confirmation. In a letter the AFC wrote, “FIFA and AFC will discuss further details of the postponed matches and communicate to the …

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Why India will host Afghanistan in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Kolkata!

The Indian National Team will be playing their last Group E league match of the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan in Kolkata on June 9, 2020, the Emergency Committee of AIFF has approved. The Blue Tigers will be flying to Kolkata directly from Dhaka …

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Kolkata to host India’s crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier vs Afghanistan!

The AIFF Emergency Committee has formally approved the Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata as the venue for the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup/2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifier between India and Afghanistan on June 9, 2020. The Saltlake Stadium had witnessed the India vs Bangladesh match on October 15 last year which …

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Afghanistan FF receives AFC Grassroots Charter Bronze Membership!

Afghanistan Football Federation’s (AFF) dedication to the development of grassroots football in the country has earned it the AFC Grassroots Charter Bronze Membership. The Grassroots Charter is a development tool for Member Associations (MA) to raise the quality of their grassroots programmes. It identifies 20 performance categories such as grassroots …

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India’s Seiminlen Doungel – the unlikely hero!

There are very few Indian families where children are encouraged to pursue a professional career in sports, let alone football. It was not something different with Seiminlen Doungel who is the eldest one among nine siblings in his family. “It was never easy for my parents to allow me to …

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