Kyrgyz Republic's Mr Right eyes World Cup qualifying breakthrough
Bishkek: On the surface, a FIFA World Cup berth is not something which countries like Kyrgyz Republic dare dream of. The Central Asians, ranked 96 in the current FIFA World Ranking, have never reached even the continent's final qualifying round.
With the team's good run in the second round of the Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023, however, the former Soviet republic now harbour genuine hopes of a breakthrough this time around.
Beijing: The COVID-19 delayed Chinese Super League football season will begin on July 25, the Chinese Football Association announced on Wednesday.
The 16-team competition, which had been originally due to kick off in February, will be split into two groups, one in the northeastern city of Dalian and the other in Suzhou, near Shanghai, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said.
Five Member Associations express interest to host 2027 AFC Asian Cup
Kuala Lumpur: Following the invitation to all Member Associations to express their interest in hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2027 by June 30, 2020, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed on Wednesday it has received expressions of interest from five Member Associations.
The five Member Associations who have signalled their intentions to stage Asia’s premier football tournament are (in alphabetical order by country): All India Football Federation, Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran, Qatar Football Association, Saudi Arabian Football Federation and Uzbekistan Football Association.
The AFC will now work with each Bidding Member Association on the delivery of the necessary bidding documentation in accordance with the bidding process and will announce the host for the 19th edition of the AFC Asian Cup in 2021.