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Two new development programmes launched to strengthen AFC MAs!

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, today announced two new development programmes, which are tailormade and aimed at further strengthening the capacity of the AFC’s Member Associations (MAs) in growing the game more systematically across the Continent. Chairing the 10th AFC Executive Committee meeting …

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Asia’s Grassroots advocates share best practices in special online session!

Grassroots practitioners in Asia joined the latest AFC Grassroots Special Online Session 2022 titled ‘The Priorities’ which was an avenue for Member Associations (MAs) to share and discuss best practices. Attended by over 110 participants from 44 MAs, the session opened by sharing the objectives and mission of grassroots football …

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Pioneering women’s officials hope historic achievement will be first of many for female AFC referees!

Having made history as the first female referee to take charge of an AFC Champions League match, Japan’s Yoshimi Yamashita sees a future where such achievements are a regular occurrence throughout Asian and world football. Thursday’s Group G match between Melbourne City FC and Jeonnam Dragons took on extra significance …

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Asia’s Coach educators benefit from latest virtual session!

At least 140 participants joined the latest AFC Coach Education Special Online Session to discuss topics related to coach education while receiving updates on the AFC Coaching Convention and the A-Youth Diploma. Participants from 41 Member Associations (MAs) also listened to interviews with former Danish FA Head of Coach Education, …

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AFC women’s match officials poised to create history in AFC Champions League!

Asian football history will be made in the 2022 AFC Champions League – Group Stage later today as Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan is poised to become the first female referee to manage a tie in the Continent’s premier men’s club competition. Alongside Yamashita, Assistant Referees, Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi …

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AFC Women’s Football Day spreads joy to girls across Asia!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), together with 39 Member Associations (MAs), continued to reach more girls through fun-filled activities that were organised in conjunction with the AFC Women’s Football Day. The festivities include workshops, friendly matches and small-sided games which marked the safe return of football while promoting activities for …

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Participants gain valuable insights from the AFC Elite Youth Special Online Session!

The latest AFC Elite Youth Special Online Session put a sharp focus on the best practices, challenges and how the AFC Elite Youth Scheme can be utilised as a blueprint to develop youth football in Asia. A total of 146 participants from 41 Member Associations (MAs) joined the session to …

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AFC Grassroots Charter: Samples of Good Practice 2022 now available!

The 2022 edition of the AFC Grassroots Charter: Samples of Good Practice seeks to inspire and guide Member Associations (MAs) to drive the growth of Asian grassroots football, strengthen the fundamentals of the game and encourage more people to develop a passion for the sport. The publication is a compilation …

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AFC’s milestone online football management programmes now open for registration!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is encouraging individuals looking to leave their mark on Asian football management to register for the Football Management Certificate (FMC) and Football Management Diploma (FMD) online programmes. The third edition of the landmark programmes are scheduled to kick off in May 2022 and will comprise …

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VIDEO: XtraTime speak with AIFF general secretary Kushal Das!

XtraTime spoke over phone with AIFF general secretary Kushal Das about the increase of matches for Indian Super League clubs as per AFC guidelines. In the 2022/23 season, the aim would be for the club not only to play the ISL but also the Durand Cup as season opener and …

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