AFC President concludes meeting with Football Association of Singapore
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) met with Bernard Tan, the Acting President of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), who was accompanied by FAS Council Member Goh Tat Chuan, and General Secretary Yazeen Buhari, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday.
Shaikh Salman extended his condolences on the sudden demise of the late FAS President, Lim Kia Tong, who also served as the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee (DEC) Chairperson since March 2011 until the time of his passing.
Stage set for new AFC Cup™ Champions to be crowned
Kuala Lumpur: First time champions will be crowned when Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur City FC meet Al Seeb Club of Oman in the AFC Cup™ 2022 Final on October 22 at 7pm (local time) at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.
With both teams in their maiden Continental campaigns, Kuala Lumpur City will be aiming to emulate fellow Malaysian side Johor Darul Ta'zim, the AFC Cup™ 2015 champions, while Al Seeb will be seeking to be the first Oman club to lift the coveted trophy, with the winners also clinching a place in next season’s AFC Champions League™ Preliminary Stage.
The eagerly anticipated showdown will be the second match in the tournament’s history to implement the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, following its debut in the AFC Cup™ 2021 Final clash between Bahrain’s Muharraq Club and Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf.
Kuala Lumpur: Monday’s AFC Executive Committee decision to award the AFC Asian Cup™ 2023 hosting responsibility to Qatar Football Association (QFA) meant history was created.
Qatar will be the first country to host the Continental showpiece for a third time and all indications point to a fiesta of football when Asia’s best converge for the 18th edition of the AFC Asian Cup.
Having previously been tied with Islamic Republic of Iran, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates in having hosted the tournament twice, Qatar has promised the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023™ will be a festival of football for the continent.
Tazuni revealed as Official Mascot of Australia & New Zealand 2023
Sydney: Tazuni, a fun, football-loving penguin was unveiled on Tuesday as the Official Mascot of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, capturing the spirit of an event that will go Beyond Greatness.
Based on the ‘Eudyptula minor’ species endemic to Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia, Tazuni is the perfect representative of the host region and will help to bring the excitement of the highly anticipated tournament to a new generation of fans.