June 16 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has reportedly signed Chinese dairy products company Yili Group as a sponsor for its national team competitions for the 2021-24 cycle.
June 21 – The AFC Champions League (East) swings into action tomorrow, hard on the heels of the just completed first stages of the Asian Qualifiers for Qatar 2022 and China 2023.
June 21 – With four Thai clubs entering Asian Champions League action for the first time this week, the AFC has moved fast to secure True as their new media partner in Thailand for all AFC club competitions in the 2021 season.
June 18 – Japanese authorities are considering an asylum request from a Myanmar squad player who has refused to return home following a World Cup qualifier between the teams last month.
June 17 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has continued filling in its global TV distribution map with the announcement that PSM will be their new media partner in Maldives.
June 16 – Iran overcame Iraq by a single goal in Bahrain to progress to the next round of Qatar 2022 qualifying last night and keep their hopes alive of a third consecutive appearance at the World Cup, and sixth overall qualification.
June 16 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed 22 teams who in the next round of qualifiers for its blue riband Asian Cup, to be held in China in 2023. Four others will have to play off for the final two places in qualifying.
By Paul Nicholson
June 15 – The Asian Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final groups and automatic entry for 12 teams to the 2023 Asian Cup will be decided tonight across the AFC region as the preliminary rounds go down to the wire with some big names still looking to secure places in the next stage.
June 15 – Football Australia has picked up the broadcast rights to all the AFC’s rights in partnership with its new broadcast partner, 10 ViacomCBS. It has been a good week for the Aussies who saw their men’s team guarantee a slot in the Asian Cup 2023 and the final group rounds of World Cup qualifying.
June 14 – South Korea cemented their place in the last 12 of Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifying in Asia with a 2-1 win over challengers Lebanon.
June 11 – It is another big night in Asian Qualifying tonight with Australia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea just one win from guaranteeing their spots in the next round of World Cup 2022 qualifying and a spot in the 2023 Asian Cup in China.
June 8 – Syria headlined World Cup qualifying in Asia by becoming the second country to qualify for the third and final round of the campaign en route to Qatar following a 3-0 win against Guam.
By Paul Nicholson
June 7 – It is a huge night of Asian Qualifier action for both the Qatar 2022 World Cup and Asian Cup 2023 with potentially two of the eight qualifying groups being decided tonight.
June 7 – Following the withdrawal of three Australian clubs from the AFC Champions League, the confederation has move quickly to fill the open slots in East Zone group qualifying rounds to be held at the end of the month.
June 3 – CBS Sports has bought into the AFC’s expanded competition calendar acquiring exclusive media rights for the US to the Asian Football Confederations key competitions, including the Asian Qualifiers for Qatar 2022, the AFC Champions League, Women’s Asian Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023home of AFC competitions.