August 29 – Al Duhail and Kashima Antlers both secured vital wins on Tuesday as the first legs of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League quarter-finals continued across the continent.
September 4 – Chinese Super League main sponsor Ping An Insurance has expanded its club football activity in Jiangsu, Nanjing, via a youth scheme in collaboration with Jiangsu Suning Football Club.
August 30 – Two goals from Dejan Damjanovic (pictured) helped South Korea’s Suwon Samsung Bluewings edge closer to a place in the last four of this season’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League following a 3-0 win at domestic rivals Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Wednesday.
August 30 – Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr and North Korea’s 4.25 SC will meet in the Inter-Zone final of this season’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup after recording comfortable wins in that section of the competition’s semi-final stage.
August 29 – Asia’s most prestigious football tournament – the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 – has launched a new campaign aimed at inspiring women across the UAE to fulfil their potential in the community.
August 28 – Al Sadd took a major step towards the semi-finals of the 2018 AFC Champions League after two goals from Baghdad Bounedjah secured the Qatari side a 3-1 comeback win over Iran’s Esteghlal in the first leg of the competition’s quarter-finals on Monday.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 24 – In a hard-hitting ruling that could well enflame tension in the region but will be viewed by others as a logical move, FIFA has handed outspoken Palestinian FA leader Jibril Rajoub a one-year match ban and fined him 20,000 Swiss francs for inflammatory remarks made against Lionel Messi.
By Samindra Kunti
August 23 – World governing body FIFA has rubber-stamped sweeping governance reforms for the Australian game, which are expected to be approved at next month’s general meeting of Football Federation Australia (FFA). Last week, FFA chairman Steven Lowy announced that he’d resign from his position.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 20 – The first shots have been fired in the bid to govern Asian football next year with Saudi Football Federation chief Adel Ezzat resigning his domestic post to concentrate on taking over from Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa.
By Samindra Kunti
August 17 – Steven Lowy has said he will not seek re-election as chair of Football Federation Australia. His departure, following a bitter governance battle within the game in the country, will bring an end to his family’s 50-year association with football in Australia.
August 7 – Four months after stepping into a festering internal dispute among Australia’s football stakeholders, a FIFA working group has come up with a proposed solution to the impasse.
August 6 – In a first not just for football but also for geopolitics, Iraq broke new ground on Saturday by playing its first-ever match in the Palestinian territories, beating the home side 3-0 in a friendly.
August 3 – Will they or won’t they? Conflicting reports have emerged over whether Iraq have been withdrawn from the football tournament at this month’s Asian Games in Jakarta.
August 3 – Former England captain Terry Butcher has quit as Philippines head coach after just 50 days before he had taken charge of a single match.
August 3 – German sportswear company Adidas is cutting ties with the Iranian national team ahead of next year’s Asian Cup, following in the footsteps of rival Nike because of increasing geopolitical uncertainty in the region.