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AFC changes foreigners’ rule; India sticks to 3+1

  • From 2022, there will be no bar on the number of foreign players clubs can register but it won’t be implemented in ISL and I-League, says AIFF.
ATK Mohun Bagan players during 2021-22 Indian Super League.(ISL)
ATK Mohun Bagan players during 2021-22 Indian Super League.(ISL)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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Soccer-AFC bans Brazilian striker Jaja for four years over doping violation

AFC has banned Chiangrai United striker Jaja from all soccer-related activity for four years after he violated anti-doping regulations
File Photo of Jaja(Twitter)
File Photo of Jaja(Twitter)
Published on Apr 06, 2021 10:35 AM IST
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Chhetri among 13 forwards vying for the three spots in the all-time AFC Cup XI

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday shortlisted India football team skipper Sunil Chhetri among 13 strikers to be picked for the three positions in the all-time AFC Cup XI by fans.
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
File image of Sunil Chhetri.(Getty Images)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 09:46 PM IST
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Sunil Chhetri voted 2019 Asian Cup’s favourite player by fans

“19 days, 561,856 votes The #AsianCup2019 favourite player has been decided. Congratulations Sunil Chhetri!” the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) wrote on its Twitter handle.
Sunil Chhetri of India(Getty Images)
Sunil Chhetri of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 09:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Reliance Foundation Young Champs conferred two-star academy status by AFC

RFYC became the first youth academy in India to be granted a five-star rating by the AIFF Academy Accreditation process in June, 2019. The other academy that got the two-star rating is Bengaluru FC’s Youth Development programme.
Players in action at the Reliance Foundation Young Champs academy.
Players in action at the Reliance Foundation Young Champs academy.
Published on Jul 04, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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AFC confers elite youth scheme full membership to AIFF

AFC general secretary Dato Windsor John informed the AIFF that its application for full membership of the Elite Youth Scheme has been approved by the Youth Panel.
AIFF President Praful Patel interacts with the Indian team players before a practice session.(PTI)
AIFF President Praful Patel interacts with the Indian team players before a practice session.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

AFC lauds Indian players, AIFF for contribution in fight against COVID-19

The AIFF had contributed 25 lakh to the PM-CARES Fund that has been set up to help in the fight against coronavirus. Apart from that, players have been helping out in their own way.
Udanta Singh greets India skipper Sunil Chhetri after he scored the first goal against Kenya in the Hero International Cup football finals.(PTI)
Udanta Singh greets India skipper Sunil Chhetri after he scored the first goal against Kenya in the Hero International Cup football finals.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 02:57 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

India awarded hosting rights of 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup

India was awarded the tournament by the Asian Football Confederation’s Women’s Committee in Kuala Lumpur as part of the AFC’s commitment to grow the women’s game.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 03:15 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByPress Trust of India

Teams linked to North Korean Army and Hezbollah face off in AFC Cup final

After two venue changes in recent weeks, the 2019 AFC Cup final is taking place in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, with a fascinating match-up between the North Korean Army-run April 25 SC and the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Ahed FC of Lebanon
AFC Cup final set to be played tomorrow.(AFC Cup)
AFC Cup final set to be played tomorrow.(AFC Cup)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | ByBhargab Sarmah

AFC recognises ISL as India’s top league, recommends 2 I-League clubs’ entry by 2020-21

The AFC’s executive committee approved All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) proposed roadmap for the country’s sport during a meeting in Vietnam.
Roy Krishna of ATK celebrates the goal with team players.(ISL)
Roy Krishna of ATK celebrates the goal with team players.(ISL)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 07:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

AFC Cup final moved from North Korea to China due to sanctions - AFC

The AFC made the decision based on considerations over the televising and promotion of the game so that it is viewable throughout Asia and the Middle East, the AFC statement said.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 04:49 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAFP

ISL league toppers may get Asian Champions League 2021 qualifiers slot

The winner-takes-all rule of the Indian Super League (ISL) could change in season 6, which is likely to start soon after India’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh at home on October 15.
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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Minerva Punjab in sale talks, says owner Ranjit Bajaj

The fate of this season’s I-League may be unknown but should negotiations be successful, the champions of the 2017-18 edition could fetch between Rs12-18 crore which is close to the annual fee paid by some franchises in the Indian Super League (ISL).
A file photo of Minerva Punjab during the 2018-19 I-League.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Minerva Punjab during the 2018-19 I-League.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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I-League must exist with AFC recognition: Praful Patel

In the short-term that could mean the I-League and Indian Super League (ISL) will continue for the next three seasons, subject to approval from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
A file photo of Praful Patel.(AFP)
A file photo of Praful Patel.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the AFC Cup match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday.
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Published on May 14, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAFP

AIFF President Praful Patel in race for AFC’s FIFA council member election

The election will be for the term 2019-2023 and will be held during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the AFC said in a statement.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings at the end of an interaction with media after FIFA Council meeting in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings at the end of an interaction with media after FIFA Council meeting in Kolkata on Friday.(PTI)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 05:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

AFC Asian Cup: Victorious Qatar returns to Doha to a ‘rapturous’ welcome

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met the players to begin a second straight night of celebrations in Doha after Qatar beat Japan 3-1 in the Asian Cup final on Friday
Qatar players celebrate after winning the Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Qatar players celebrate after winning the Asian Cup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Doha, Qatar | ByAP

Iran dodges AFC sanction as football chief retains position

It follows the Iranian parliament passing a law barring the employment of retirees in government, state or public institutions which use state funds or facilities.
The law applied to the current president of the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) Mahdi Taj and a number of other board members.(Twitter (@theafcdotcom))
The law applied to the current president of the Iranian Football Federation (FFIRI) Mahdi Taj and a number of other board members.(Twitter (@theafcdotcom))
Updated on Nov 16, 2018 01:20 AM IST
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Tehran | ByAgence France-Presse

India among South Asian countries to pull out of Saudi Arabia-led football bloc

The move comes on the eve of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress in Kuala Lumpur, where the continental governing body is expected to formally recognise the five regional confederations of the continent, including SAFF.
SAFF will now back Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa for AFC presidency.(Getty Images)
SAFF will now back Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa for AFC presidency.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 30, 2018 09:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhargab Sarmah

Asian Cup football gets green light for four subs

The same rule will also apply at the AFC U19 Championship, starting next week in Indonesia, as well as next year’s AFC U19 Women’s Championship and the AFC U23 Championship in Thailand in 2020, the AFC said.
File picture of AFC(AFP)
File picture of AFC(AFP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 01:07 PM IST
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Kuala Lumpur | ByAFP

Asian football award nomination no cause for celebration

Last season, ISL and I-League were held simultaneously and the top-flight was weakened by the departure of Bengaluru FC and most of its core Indian players to ISL.
File picture of an I-league match(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File picture of an I-league match(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhargab Sarmah

FIFA World Cup 2018: Asian teams’ success not indicative of continent’s progress

The Asian teams have done very little in FIFA World Cup 2018 to suggest that the stranglehold of elite teams can be broken in club competitions or Cup qualifiers.
Japan was the most successful Asian team in FIFA World Cup 2018 as they were eliminated in the Round of 16.(AFP)
Japan was the most successful Asian team in FIFA World Cup 2018 as they were eliminated in the Round of 16.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 02:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Moscow | ByBhargab Sarmah

Indian officials’ presence in Saudi-led faction irks Asia’s football bosses

Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.
Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.(Twitter)
Two senior officials of the All India Football Federation attended at a meeting in Jeddah last week. Saudi Arabia have formed a federation threatening the solidarity of the Asian Football Confederation.(Twitter)
Updated on May 28, 2018 08:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhargab Sarmah

Indian clubs face ban if single football league not started from 2019-20: Fifa-backed report

The All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das recently said the AIFF is in no rush to merge the leagues, but the Fifa report is likely to change that.
The 17-page report, authored by Alex Philips of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Nic Coward, a Fifa consultant, also recommends an expanded football league in India with 16 teams no later than 2022-23, with the bottom two teams being relegated.(AIFF Twitter)
The 17-page report, authored by Alex Philips of Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and Nic Coward, a Fifa consultant, also recommends an expanded football league in India with 16 teams no later than 2022-23, with the bottom two teams being relegated.(AIFF Twitter)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 09:19 AM IST
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