November 27 – Asian Cup 2027 bidders have announced record levels of public engagement for their ‘Play it Forward’ initiative, the first activation the #SaudiUnited campaign last week, designed to support the bid and promote the game in the country.
December 1 – The Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) who last week announced a landmark broadcast partnership with telecoms giant China Mobile Migu, has further expanded its content commitment in the country with the launch of new accounts on Toutiao and Douyin.
November 3 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has published its new AFC Code of Conduct, a significant revision of the code that was first published in 2014.
November 27 – The AFC-FIFA Safeguarding Orientation Webinar saw more than 100 participants from 46 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Member Associations participate this week.
By Paul Nicholson
November 26 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a groundbreaking broadcast and sponsorship partnership with China Mobile Migu, one of the world’s largest companies.
November 25 – Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has delivered a strong message that the AFC is on track to deliver crucial qualifying competitions in 2021.
November 25 – FIFA has confirmed that the Arab Cup tournament, announced in June, will act as the official warm-up for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Arab Cup will be played in December next year, featuring 22 nations from Africa and Asia.
November 24 – The AFC has taken another significant step towards promoting gender equality in its region, appointing four women medical officers to the nine person medical and doping control team at the AFC Champions League (East) currently being played in Doha, Qatar.
November 23 – China’s Beijing FC and Shanghai SIPG have both made perfect starts in their group stages of the Asian Champions League in Qatar, where the remaining 40 matches of the East Zone matches will be played.
November 20 – Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan will kick off the 7th edition of the Indian Super League tonight, the first major sporting event on Indian soil since the coronavirus pandemic, behind closed doors and with strict health protocols.
November 16 – Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India, Iran and Uzbekistan will move into the next stage of the bidding race for the 2027 Asian Cup after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) received the necessary Letter of Undertaking from all five countries.
November 11 – Chinese clubs Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande have refused to release their players for South Korea’s upcoming international friendlies in Austria.
November 11 – Qatar and Bangladesh will play the only fixture of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 in over a year, in December.
November 6 – The international players’ union FIFPro, battling to build a significant presence from a low base in Asia, has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of a “lack of consultation” over the decision to complete the eastern zone of its elite club competition in Qatar due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
November 5 – The Levain Cup Final in Japan has been postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak among Kashiwa Reysol’s players and team staff.