Media Releases
Thursday October 02, 2014

Kuala Lumpur: The "100-Day Countdown" for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 well and truly began on Wednesday with events held across the region celebrating the increasing proximity of Asia's premier football event.

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Kuala Lumpur: Asia’s most prestigious football competition is fast approaching with the 16th edition of the AFC Asian Cup set to kick off when hosts Australia play Kuwait at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on January 9, 2015.

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Kuala Lumpur: Following recent reports of possible match manipulation at the Incheon Asian Games 2014 football competition, the AFC would like to confirm that we are closely monitoring the situation.

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Kuala Lumpur: The AFC Disciplinary Committee has today provisionally suspended Khurshed Beknazarov of Tajikistan for committing an anti-doping rule violation following the doping control conducted by the Olympic Council of Asia at the 17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014, Korea.

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Zurich: Asian Football Confederation President and FIFA Executive Committee member Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has asserted the importance of continuing the consultation process to determine the dates for the 2022 World Cup finals, scheduled to take place in Qatar.

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Manama: Asian Football Confederation President and FIFA Executive Committee member Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will today chair the first task force team meeting to determine the dates of the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

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Kuala Lumpur: The FIFA/AFC Member Associations and Development Seminar for the ASEAN region kicked off in the Malaysian capital on Thursday with top football officials eyeing further development of the region’s game.

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Kuala Lumpur: Guangzhou Evergrande head coach Marcello Lippi will serve a provisional one-match suspension following his indiscretion during the team’s 0-1 defeat at the AFC Champions League quarterfinals first leg meeting against Western Sydney Wanderers in Sydney.

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Kuala Lumpur: An AFC Disciplinary Committee meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. The Committee decided on 19 cases including the suspension of two players from any football related activities (which includes Futsal and beach soccer) for doping violations.

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Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has handed out two-year bans to two players for doping offenses pursuant to the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations.

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