March 26 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has harnessed some of its biggest stars to launch its #BreakTheChain public awareness campaign to encourage people from around the world to do their part in the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19.
April 2 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has extended the deadline for expression of interest to host the AFC Asian Cup 2027. The new deadline is June 30, 2020.
March 30 – In one of the most radical moves by an individual football association in response to Covid-19, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has temporarily dismissed 70% of its full-time staff.
March 30 – Chinese Super League teams may have returned to training as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country easing, but it may not be so easy for the league to restart because of stringent travel restrictions for a raft of foreign players, plus the lingering threat of infection.
March 25 – After seemingly getting a hold of the spread of Covid-19, China, the country where it all started, is also the first place where football could be about to resume again.
March 20 – Japan’s J.League, that was just one game and two days old before its season was suspended by the spread of coronavirus, has announced that there will be no relegation for the 2020 season from the top tier.
March 11 – Portugal’s Benfica have reported a record €104.2 million first-half profit for 2019/20, largely due to the sale of one player. Last year the club reported a profit of €14.1 million.
March 9 – The AFC Champions League has been put on temporary hold in West Asia while officials work out ways to get the remaining group matches played as a result of the coronavirus.
March 9 – AFDP Global, the international football social enterprise, that last week launched its latest project in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, followed up this week with a number of events to mark International Women’s Day.
February 28 – After postponing or rescheduling a raft of regional matches because of the spread of the coronavirus, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been forced to call off its entire 47-nation congress that was to be held at its Kuala Lumpur headquarters on April 16.
February 28 – Saudi Arabia has launched a women’s league, two years after women were first allowed into stadiums in the Gulf kingdom.
February 27 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is to hold further emergency meetings with its stakeholders to discuss the spread of the coronavirus
February 27 – AFDP Global is doubling the number of its projects supporting refugees living in Jordanian camps.
February 26 – Two Laos internationals have been handed life bans for alleged match-fixing by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
February 24 – China will play their next two World Cup qualifying matches against the Maldives and Guam behind closed doors in Thailand because of the coronavirus in a further escalation of the outbreak’s disruption of sports events in the country and beyond.