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AFC COVID-19 Sub-Committee’s exclude Al Wahda from AFC Champions League!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) COVID-19 Sub-Committee for AFC Champions League West decided that Al Wahda, from the United Arab Emirates, shall be considered to have withdrawn from the competition having failed to arrive in Doha, Qatar ahead of their remaining Group A matches. The Sub-Committee decided that the circumstances …

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Due to COVID-19 cases, Al Wahda unable to travel to AFC Champions League (West)!

Al Wahda have informed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that they are unable to travel to Qatar to compete in the AFC Champions League (West), where they currently occupy second place in Group A, after several members of the club tested positive for COVID-19. The AFC has written to the …

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CAS dismisses appeal filed by UAE Football Association!

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAEFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Qatar Football Association (QFA). The CAS Panel dismissed the UAEFA’s appeal and confirmed the decision issued by the AFC Appeal …

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UAE FA launches ‘Our Championship is Your Safety’ campaign amid COVID-19 pandemic!

The United Arab Emirates Football Association has launched an initiative to emphasise the need for the country’s residents to adhere to safety measures put in place to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The “Our Championship is Your Safety” initiative was launched on Sunday, March 29. The UAE FA …

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Qatar FA & UAE FA bid to host 7th AFC Medical Conference!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Medical Committee confirmed yesterday in Sri Lanka, that the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and the United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) have expressed interest to host the 7th AFC Medical Conference in 2022. The Committee will evaluate both biddings from the QFA and UAE …

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Could the ISL be playing regular league games in the Middle East?

Just days before the start of the Indian Super League – Season 6 last month, the ISL’s chairperson Nita Ambani had stated that the league wanted to play matches abroad. Nita Ambani had said in a media statement, “I do want to take it (the ISL) abroad, at least play …

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Five bids confirmed in race to host 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup!

All eight member associations who expressed interest in hosting the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup have confirmed their participation in the bidding process by submitting the relevant terms and conditions by June 21. As some have opted for a joint application, a total of five bids will be in the …

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Technical Report for 2019 AFC Asian Cup – UAE published!

The Technical Report and Statistics for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup held in the United Arab Emirates is now available on the-AFC.com! The 17th edition of the Continental championship was the biggest-ever AFC Asian Cup with an expansion from 16 to 24 teams, with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system …

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Five expressions of interest received for hosting 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup!

Following an invitation to all member associations (MAs) to express their interest in submitting a bid to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, eight member associations have responded before the deadline of May 21, 2019. While three MAs have expressed their interest in bidding individually, the remaining five wish …

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