August 22 – Italian champions Juventus have called on Serie A to schedule more early kick-offs to help grow the club’s brand in Asia – and benefit the rest of the country’s top flight at the same time.
August 23 – Yet another Israeli intervention to prevent football played in the occupied territories has infuriated Palestinian officials.
August 23 – The Saudi Professional League (SPL) kicked off last night with defending champions Al Nassr opening with a 2-0 win over Dhamk.
August 22 – Iran is under pressure again, this time by its own regional body, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), for failing to lift its ban on women attending men’s matches.
August 21 – Iraq has been given the all-clear to stage World Cup 2022 qualifiers in the southern city of Basra.
August 20 – In a move to combat age fraud, the Indian FA (AIFF) is introducing an app to build a database of youth players.
August 19 – The AFC club Futsal championships in Thailand closed with a competition recrod fourth title for Japan’s Nagoya Oceans who defeated reigning champions Mes Sungun Varseqan from Iran 2-0 in the final at the Bangkok Arena.
August 9 – Iran’s ban on women entering stadiums is not the business of world soccer governing body FIFA, the country’s prosecutor-general said on August 7.
August 8 – I-League club Real Kashmir FC may shift their pre-season preparations to Jamshedpur or Mumbai over the tense situation in the state, clubs officials have said.
August 2 – The Asian Football Confederation has banned four players for life for attempting to fix matches in the AFC Cup in 2017 and 2018.
By Samindra Kunti
July 29 – The crisis in Indian football is deepening after All India Football Federation (AIFF) secretary general Kushal Das said that the federation will need time to implement the recommendation from a 2018 FIFA/AFC report to form a unified league.
By Samindra Kunti
July 23 – Six I-League clubs have written to FIFA president Gianni Infantino with a request for help to safeguard the league which they believe is under threat from the Indian Super League.
July 23 – With the transfer window open in West Asia one of its star players, Omar Abdulrahman, is looking for a new club.
By Andrew Warshaw
July 19 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed an appeal by the outspoken head of Palestinian football Jibril Rajoub against his ban for “inciting hatred and violence” toward Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
By Paul Nicholson
July 17 – The draw for Round Two of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 was made in Kuala Lumpur earlier today and threw up some intriguing match-ups, as well as a couple of fixtures that will necessitate some smart geo-politics in order to get the matches played.