Media Releases
Thursday September 18, 2014

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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Kuala Lumpur: The Chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee has today extended the suspension of nine Vietnamese players from XM Vissai Ninh Binh FC to take effect at confederation level in accordance with sanctions issued by the Vietnamese Football Federation (VFF) Disciplinary Committee. This action was undertaken following a request from the VFF pursuant to Article 136 of the AFC Disciplinary Code.

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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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