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Al-Sultan Abdullah awarded prestigious AFC Diamond of Asia!

Asian football’s highest individual accolade – the AFC Diamond of Asia – has been awarded to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah in recognition for his valuable contributions spanning more than three decades …

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Iraq inform FIFA & AFC that they will play qualifiers in Amman!

Following a proposal made by the Iraqi Football Association, FIFA and the AFC confirmed that Iraq’s upcoming joint 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar and 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China qualifiers against Iran and Bahrain will be played in Jordan on 14 and 19 November respectively. The Iraqi Football …

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AFC Statement on the Asean Club Championship!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) refers to recent media reports on the Asean Club Championship and the possibility of the tournament’s winner participating in the newly expanded 2021 FIFA Club World Cup in China. The AFC wishes to reiterate that AFC representative teams to the FIFA Club World Cup will …

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Iraq asked by FIFA & AFC to host qualifiers at neutral venue!

Following an assessment of the current security situation in Iraq, FIFA and the AFC have informed the Iraqi Football Association that the country’s upcoming joint 2022 FIFA World Cup – Qatar and 2023 AFC Asian Cup – China qualifiers against Iran and Bahrain, which were scheduled to be hosted in …

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Top-level competitions a key driver to deliver the AFC’s ambitions!

The ever-improving stature and reach of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) competitions was further underlined at the first meeting of the AFC Marketing Committee for the term 2019-2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Tuesday, November 5. AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who opened the meeting chaired by …

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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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AFC conferment ‘shot in the arm’ for India’s coach education programme!

In what is a major shot in the arm for Coach Education programme in India, the Asian Football Confederation has provided the conferment of AFC Coaching Convention A Level to All India Football Federation. The development entitles all Indian licensed coaches to cross go and coach in any part of …

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AFC President pledges more support for those in need in Asia!

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, pledged that the AFC will continue to use the power of football to benefit communities in need across Asia in the coming years. Speaking at the first meeting of the AFC’s Social Responsibility (SR) Committee for the cycle …

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AFC continues partnership with Indonesia’s MNC!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended its partnership with the Indonesian broadcast powerhouse MNC for the period 2021 to 2024. The deal includes all the major AFC national team and club competitions, such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers Final Round, the AFC Champions League, the AFC …

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Iran’s FFIRI continues to raise the bar for futsal!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) began its Futsal Club Development Workshop with the Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) on Monday to further develop the sport in the country. The five-day workshop’s focus is on the introduction of the Futsal Club Licensing System for The Iranian Futsal Super …

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