September 17 – Members of Afghanistan’s women’s football team are reported to have safely crossed the border in Pakistan to escape the Taliban regime.
September 24 – Sevilla FC and Bengaluru United have teamed up in a five-year deal to strengthen the Spanish club’s presence in India.
September 23 – Kuwait SC in the AFC’s West zone and Uzbekistan’s FC Nasaf in the Central zone will fill the two remaining regional final slots in the AFC Cup to be played in October.
September 21 – The AFC Cup has returned to action with the first of the semi finals in West zone seeing Muharraq Club of Bahrain knocking out reigning champions Al Ahed FC of Lebanon.
September 16 – Iranian giants Persepolis, runners up in the 2020 AFC Champions League final, will play the 2019 champions Al Hilal SFC from Saudi Arabia in the quarter finals of this year’s competition.
September 16 – The expanded Women’s Asian Cup kicks off this Friday with 24 nations in group action as they bid for the final 12 qualifying berths at the 16 team finals to be played next year in India from January 20 to February 6.
September 16 – Chinese top club Guangzhou have asked for government aid to survive, a move that could herald further and more structural ownership changes in the Chinese Super League (CSL).
September 15 – Defending 2020 Asian Champions League winners Ulsan Hyundai squeezed into the quarter-finals of the 2021 competition last night thanks to goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo who secured them a 3-2 penalty shoot-out win over Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale.
By Paul Nicholson
September 14 – The AFC has made a statement on the International Match Calendar consultations,”welcoming” discussion on the proposed calendar revamp and biennial World Cup, and emphasising that it’s focus in the talks will be on ensuring Asian voices are represented.
September 14 – Having conquered most of the world’s ground territory in distributing its broadcast right to its major competitions, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has now taken to the skies and seas.
September 13 – Saudi football is aiming for the sky. On Saturday, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) launched a new strategic development plan that aims to lift the Kingdom to the elite circle of the game by the time of the 2034 World Cup.
September 10 – Australia’s W-League has added a tenth team for its 2021/22 season, with the addition of Wellington Phoenix from New Zealand joining the competition.
September 10 – Japan has officially withdrawn as hosts of the Club World Cup scheduled to be played in December, because of the spread of the coronavirus within the country, global governing body FIFA confirmed on Thursday.
September 9 – Afghan women’s football is set to be banned in the country, along with all other sports activity for women, according to the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq.
September 9 – Japan is considering withdrawing as hosts of the Club World Cup, according to media reports.