March 14 – FIFA has lifted the suspension of the Pakistani Football Federation (PFF). The decision was communicated to the PFF and follows on from a decision of the Lahore High Court ordering the handover of control of the PFF from a court-appointed administrator to the winners of the election held 20 June 2015.
March 20 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has set up a second level of governance for its commercial rights sales tender that is currently in play for the two cycles between 2021 and 2028. The tender closes March 29.
March 20 – Final preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 are under way with the AFC unveiling a brand-new trophy which will be lifted at the final in Amman on April 20.
March 16 – Australian FA (FFA) chief executive David Gallop has confirmed that bidding for places in the expanded A-League will begin by the end of March, with 10 groups having already declared their intention to bid for the extra 2 places which will be on offer.
March 9 – Minerva FC were crowned Indian champions on Thursday following a tight 1-0 win over Churchill Brothers from Goa to see off contenders East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Neroca.
March 8 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has launched a campaign highlighting the women working in football across the Continent to mark this year’s AFC Women’s Football Day. The “It’s My Game” campaign celebrates women’s contribution to Asian football and their varied roles within the game.
March 5 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) now has 28 of its member associations using its streaming platform that debuted in July 2016 in Bhutan.
By Samindra Kunti
March 2 – Iran detained 34 women who tried to attend the Tehran derby between Esteqlal and Persepolis on Thursday. FIFA president Gianni Infantino was also in attendance, along with Iranian Sports Minister Masour Soltanifar.
March 1 – The head of Asian football has called on FIFA to lift its ban on Iraq being allowed to host competitive international matches after three decades.
March 1 – A judgement by the Lahore High Court (LHC) reinstating Faisal Saleh Hayat as the president of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) may lead to the lifting of the FIFA ban imposed on Pakistan in September 2015.
By Andrew Warshaw
February 22 – FIFA is reportedly closely monitoring the conduct of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in using football as a political tool against 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar.
February 22 – Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande are still without a victory in the 2018 AFC Champions League following a 0-0 draw with Cerezo Osaka in Group G on Wednesday.
January 16 – Having signed a co-operation agreed with Qatari football, the charm offensive by English FA chairman Greg Clarke (pictured) across international stakeholders has moved on to Jordan where he visited the famed Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees in the north of the country.
By Samindra Kunti
February 16 – The forthcoming Indian Women’s League will have no participants from the Indian Super League and I-League, leaving the league in its second edition without the support of India’s highest profile men’s clubs.
February 12 – Portugal claimed their maiden UEFA Futsal Championship title by defeating Spain 3-2 in extra time in Slovenia. In Asia, Iran took the highest honours, beating Japan 4-0.