Media Releases
Friday July 25, 2014

Sao Paulo: The AFC Extraordinary Congress was proof of AFC’s unity and solidarity. The Congress approved the amendments to the AFC Statutes proposed by the AFC Member Associations relating to the formation of the Executive Committee. This amendment means that the individual elected as AFC President at the elective Congress in 2015 shall automatically assume the position of FIFA Vice-President.

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Sao Paulo: The AFC Executive Committee, which met on Sunday, June 8th, 2014, four days before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil under the chairmanship of AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, reconfirmed its decision to review the formats of the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. The details of the format changes will be further examined by the AFC Competitions Committee. 

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AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa expresses grave concerns over media reports regarding awarding of hosting rights of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar.

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Kuala Lumpur: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Palestine for winning the AFC Challenge Cup and qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

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Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Governance Reform Task Force held its first plenary meeting on Tuesday at AFC House.

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AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 organisers have called on football fans throughout Asia to make the trip Down Under for January’s continental championship, saying a combination of great matches, great weather and attractive ticket prices will make it an unforgettable experience.

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Kuala Lumpur: AFC has expressed concerns over the match-fixing issue which came to light in Vietnam.

AFC adopts a zero tolerance policy towards match-fixing and the confederation will provide its full support to the Vietnam Football Federation in its investigation.

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AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 hosts Australia will face off against two-time continental champions Korea Republic after the draw for next year’s finals was made at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday evening. 

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Seiko Holdings Corporation has signed a three-year sponsorship deal to support the Asian Football Confederation as the Japanese company becomes the latest commercial backer of the continental body’s club programme.

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Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Champions League playoff match between Qatar’s Al Jaish and Kuwaiti outfit Al Qadsia has been shifted from Kuwait to Qatar’s Qatar Sports Club Stadium.

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