North Korea v Japan World Cup qualifier called off - AFC

Fri, 22 Mar 2024 - 11:43 GMT

According to a report from Kyodo News, North Korea, which has no formal diplomatic relations with Tokyo, decided not to stage the match in Pyongyang over worries about infectious diseases in Japan.

Africa Finance Corp., ITFC to provide Egypt with $250M for procurement of essential commodities

Tue, 16 Jan 2024 - 12:05 GMT

Meticulously structured per Sharia principles, the trade loan represents a dynamic response to the evolving economic landscape in Africa, the AFC explained

Nagoya striker Swierczok handed four-year doping ban by AFC

Sat, 29 Oct 2022 - 02:59 GMT

The Poland international was provisionally suspended in December after his A sample tested positive for an illegal substance

FIFA lifts Indian federation ban, U-17 World Cup to go ahead as planned

Sat, 27 Aug 2022 - 11:08 GMT

The lifting of the ban also means that the Under-17 women's World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from Oct. 11-30, will be held in the country as planned.

AFC’s President welcomes Infantino’s re-election Bid

Sat, 07 May 2022 - 03:21 GMT

Gianni Infantino recently announced his intention to stand for re-election in 2023.

Hosts India forced to withdraw from Women's Asian Cup

Mon, 24 Jan 2022 - 10:50 GMT

The decision also means India are out of contention for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand..

Egypt keen to complete its membership in Africa Finance Corporation: minister

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 - 01:35 GMT

Egypt always seeks to be in partnership with African countries and institutions; given the challenges facing African states and the opportunities they have, Saeed said during her meeting on Monday with AFC's President and Chief Executive Officer Samaila Zubairu.

AFC 'confident' of finishing Champions League season: top official

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 - 11:01 GMT

Asia's football body is "confident" of completing its coronavirus-hit Champions League this year.

AFC extends postponement of competitions due to coronavirus

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 - 06:53 GMT

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has postponed all soccer games and competitions scheduled for May and June until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the continental governing body said on Tuesday.

Saudis look for return to Asian power status

Sat, 29 Dec 2018 - 11:28 GMT

Saudi Arabia's early exit from this year's World Cup was not a huge surprise given their recent pedigree on the global stage but at the Asian Cup their fans have reason to expect much, much better.

Egyptian gov. cuts $1.25B deal with Africa Finance to fund projects in Ain Sukhna

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 - 05:47 GMT

With a total investments of $11 billion, the petrochemical complex is the largest in the MENA region.

AFC must avoid return to 'turmoil and instability': Sheikh Salman

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - 04:19 GMT

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa warned against a return to "turmoil and instability" on Wednesday as he launched his bid to retain his position at the helm of the continent's governing body.

Iraq withdrawal prompts partial redraw for Asian Games

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 - 03:00 GMT

The United Arab Emirates will face China, East Timor and Syria at this month's Asian Games after the Asian Football Confederation conducted a partial redraw of the football competition on Friday following Iraq's late withdrawal.

AFC welcomes lifting of Iraq ban for competitive matches

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 - 12:29 GMT

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) welcomed the FIFA Council's decision to lift a ban on Iraq, allowing the country to host competitive matches in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala.

Laos club banned from AFC Cup for match-fixing connection

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 01:07 GMT

Lao Toyota FC will not be eligible to participate in the 2018 AFC Cup because of the Laos club's previous involvement in match-fixing.

Steelers pip Bengals as injuries dominate

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 - 10:58 GMT

Chris Boswell kicked the winning field goal with the last play of the game.

Khribin wins Asian player of the year

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 02:32 GMT

Khribin also took Al-Hilal to 2017 AFC Champions League final where they lost the title to Japan’s Uraw Red Diamonds.

Revealed: AFC’s Champions League team of the season

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 - 08:18 GMT

Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds won the AFC Champions League, but none of their players were nominated for the team of the season.

AFC footballer of the year list officially announced

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 04:31 GMT

AFC has officially unveiled the 2017 Asian Footballer of the Year list.

CAF studies returning Afro-Asian Cup

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 06:59 GMT

The African Football Confederation is studying a return of the Afro-Asian Cup to the forefront after several years of absence.