August 3 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has issued another life time ban on a Laos national team player for match fixing.
August 6 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has released more detail of the centralised locations to complete the groups rounds of the 2020 AFC Cup, the AFC’s baby brother international club competition to its Champions League.
August 5 – The AFC may not have resumed its international competition calendar yet as its member associations focus on their national leagues, but it has moved its commercial activity forward with the announcement of Saran Media International as a new partner.
By Paul Nicholson
August 4 – A long running dispute between the UAE and Qatar that began in January 2019 at the Asian Cup over the eligibility two Qatari players, has finally been settled at CAS with the UAE losing its appeal against the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) decision that the players were eligible.
July 30 – The Saudi Pro League (SPL) will resume with the first of the final eight rounds of fixtures kicking off next Wednesday with the Riyadh derby between Al Hilal and Al Nassr.
July 29 – Malaysia will host two of the unfinished AFC Champions League’s East Asian groups as well as the knock-out rounds, assuming travel and quarantine restrictions allow teams to cross international borders.
July 29 – Professional sport in Australia including top-flight football has once again been plunged into chaos because of the reprecussions of Covid-19.
July 28 – Brazilian playmaker Oscar says he would be willing to switch nationality to play for China if FIFA changed its eligibility rules.
July 24 – In a move to increase protection of its commercial rights, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has formed an Independent Working Group that will advise the AFC’s commercial and legal departments.
July 24 – On Saturday, defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai Shenhua will finally kickstart this season’s Chinese Super League after a five month delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.
July 21 – Controversial Nepal president and AFC vice president’s Ganesh Thapa, who was banned for 10 years for bribery by FIFA, has come under fire from the Nepal Sports Journalists Forum for abusing a reporter.
July 17 – 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar will act as the regional hub for matches involving clubs from West Asia in the AFC Champions League, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 15 – The former president of the Afghan FA, Keramuddin Karim (pictured), has lost his appeal against a life ban for “appalling” sexual abuse of female national team players.
July 15 – Indian football plans to stage the coming season’s Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League at a single venue in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
By Paul Nicholson
July 13 – The United Arab Emirates Football Association (UAE FA) has taken a prominent, and welcomed, role in reinforcing Asian unity and opening channels of communication with the completion of a ‘virtual retreat’ this weekend.