ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION

  • Baichung Bhutia conferred AFC 'Hall of Fame Award' November 30, 2014

    Manila: Former Indian national football team captain Baichung Bhutia was Sunday honoured with the AFC Hall of Fame Award on occasion of the Asian Football Confederation's 60th anniversary here. FIFA president Sepp Blatter presented the award to Baichung on the Awards Night here. AIFF president Praful Patel was also present as were...
  • AFC hopes ISL will popularise football in India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Sunday hoped that the franchise-based Indian Super League (ISL) will help in popularising football in the country. Al Khalifa also congratulated All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on the launch of ISL. The AFC president conveyed his best...
  • Wim Koevermans to educate Indian football coaches July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: National football coach Wim Koevermans will oversee the firstever AFC Professional Diploma Licence Course in the country during which he intends to "upgrade the knowledge of Indian coaches to the highest possible standard" in the world. The course will kick off at the Cooperage Football Ground in Mumbai from...
  • Sheikh Salman wins AFC presidential election May 2, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will run Asian soccer for the next two years after the Bahraini won a threeway election for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Thursday. Sheikh Salman secured 33 votes of the 46 available from the AFC's member associations in...
  • Goal line technology a waste of millions of euros: Platini December 12, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Even as world body FIFA seems to slowly embrace goal line technology, UEFA chief Michel Platini rejected it insisting it is unnecessary waste of millions of euros. Platini, on a visit to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) house in Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, simply replied "No" when asked if...
  • Japan's Kagawa named AFC Player of the Year November 29, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa won the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International PlayeroftheYear award on Thursday. The 23yearold Manchester United midfielder beat Japan teammate Yuto Nagatomo of Inter Milan and Australia's veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer of Fulham to the award in Kuala Lumpur. Kagawa produced a number of impressive...
  • FIFA extend Bin Hammam's suspension October 23, 2012

    London: FIFA has extended the provisional ban on former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam for another 45 days, the Qatari's lawyers have said. Bin Hammam had a lifetime ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in July but was suspended again one week later, this time for...