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Hong Kong Summer Scheme develops next generation!

11,000 children stand to benefit from the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) Summer Scheme Programme, as it celebrates its 20th year. The Summer Scheme is organised by the HKFA and is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Charities Trust with additional subvention given from LCSD for all pitch …

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AFC Disciplinary & Ethics Committee bans player for Anti-Doping violations!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee has banned the Turkmenistan national team player, Muhadov Suleyman, from taking part in any football-related activities for four (4) years for violating Article 6 of the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations. Muhadov Suleyman was found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation following doping …

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Nepalese children gain valuable experience through AFC Dream Asia Foundation program!

It was an experience of a lifetime for 18 boys and girls from Nepal who attended the five-day AFC-FAM-Shelter Ashraya Nepal Youth Football & Leadership Camp 2019 supported by the AFC Dream Asia Foundation. In a collaboration between the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Shelter …

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AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee bans four players for life!

The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) zero-tolerance approach to the manipulation of football matches in its jurisdiction was demonstrated when the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee banned four players for life. Kursanbek Sheratov was banned from taking part in any football-related activities for life for violating Articles 66 and 69 of …

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AIFF top brass named in AFC Standing Committees for next cycle!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has appointed AIFF top brass including the General Secretary, as well as Sr. Vice President to various AFC Standing Committees for the 2019-2023 cycle. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das has been included in the Finance Committee , whereas Sr. Vice President Subrata Dutta, has been …

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Northern Mariana Island FA receives AFC Grassroots Charter Bronze membership!

Northern Mariana Island FA (NMIFA) has been awarded the AFC Grassroots Charter Bronze membership for its outstanding commitment to grassroots football development. The Grassroots Charter is a development tool for Member Associations to raise the quality of their grassroots programmes. It identifies 20 performance categories, such as grassroots competitions, fairplay, …

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Highly-acclaimed VAR Course to strengthen AFC’s capabilities!

The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) commitment to embrace the AFC Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was demonstrated when the Continent’s top 40 match officials completed the second edition of the VAR course on Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Led by International Football Association Board (IFAB) Technical Director, David Elleray, and …

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India face tricky Group E in 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers!

The draw for the joint 2022 FIFA World Cup / 2023 AFC Asian Cup Preliminary Asian Round 2 qualifiers on Wednesday, July 17 at AFC House in Kuala Lumpur has brought up eight interesting groups for the 40 Asian nations still left in the qualifiers. For India it is Group …

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Joint 2022 FIFA World Cup & 2023 AFC Asian Cup – Round 2 qualifiers: India in interesting, but tricky group!

The draw of the Joint 2022 FIFA World Cup & 2023 AFC Asian Cup – Preliminary Asian Round 2 qualifiers was held earlier today, July 17 at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur. The draw has brought-up a number of interesting qualification groups. Team India is set to face in …

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