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The AFC builds on competition success with Asian leagues!

Representatives of Asia’s top leagues gathered around the AFC Champions League final to provide their input into the future shape of the competitions across the continent. As a part of the AFC’s Vision and Mission objectives, leagues from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Uzbekistan attended the second workshop held in …

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India’s Uvena Fernandes receives AFC Referees Special Award!

In a historic development for Indian Refereeing, Woman Assistant Referee Uvena Fernandes was awarded the AFC Referees Special Award at a glittering function in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, November 20, 2016. Uvena received the Award from Hani Balan, Deputy Chairman, AFC Referees Committee for her outstanding supervision the final of …

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Grassroots charter to strengthen Asian football foundation!

The lifeblood of the beautiful game – grassroots football – was placed under the spotlight on Monday, November 14 at the second Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Grassroots Panel Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The panel, which comprises grassroots specialists from across the continent, worked on the finer details of the …

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VIDEO: China’s Marcello Lippi: I will try my best to improve Chinese football!

Recently the Chinese Football Association appointed former Italy manager Marcello Lippi as their new China head coach after their bumpy start into the 2018 FIFA World Cup – Asian Round 3 qualifiers. After success with Italy and Guangzhou Evergrande, Lippi knows that he is taking on a tough assignment in …

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AFC Annual Awards 2016: Full list of nominees announced!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the full list of nominees for this year’s AFC Annual Awards gala to be held in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, on December 1, 2016. The AFC will announce more awards at a later time and information on these will be made available in …

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AFC Player of the Year Award 2016 nominees announced!

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced the names of the three nominees for this year’s AFC Player of the Year Award in the women’s and men’s categories. This year’s annual celebration of the stars of Asian football will take place at a glittering gala event in Abu Dhabi in …

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AFC Referees Special Award for India’s Uvena Fernandes!

The first Indian Woman Assistant Referee ever to officiate in a FIFA World Cup, Uvena Fernandes, will be awarded with the AFC Referees Special Award 2016 in recognition of her officiating in the final match of the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan between Japan and North Korea. …

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AFC provisionally suspends four Laos players for alleged match manipulation!

The Deputy Chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended four Laos players for sixty days for various violations of the AFC Disciplinary Code and AFC Code of Ethics related to suspected match manipulation. The players were registered at the 2016 AFC Solidarity Cup and participated in the first …

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AFC President Sheikh Salman congratulates Iraq’s Air Force Club for historic AFC Cup win!

History was made at the 2016 AFC Cup final on Saturday night when Air Force Club became the first club from Iraq to capture the coveted continental club competition. Hammadi Ahmed scored the only goal of the game in the 70th minute to seal Air Force Club’s 1-0 win over …

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