Socceroos refuse all FFA events in solidarity with A-League and Matildas counterparts

SocceroosBy Mark Baber
September 2 - With the Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) having failed to come to a new Collective Bargaining Arrangement (CBA) after the expiry of the previous agreement on June 30 and the FFA's decision to terminate the Memorandum of Understanding between the FFA and PFA on August 14, 2015, the Socceroos have decided to show solidarity with their comrades by declining all commercial appearances on behalf of the FFA.

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Vietnamese call in police after more V-League match-fixing suspicions

V-LeagueSeptember 1 - Organisers of Vietnam's V-League have pledged to step up their crackdown on match-fixing after several games ended with questionable results.

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I-League faces loss of Goa's Dempo as ISL flexes its financial muscle

Dempo Sports Club trophiesBy Samindra Kunti
September 1 - Goa's Dempo Sports Club are set to be the third Indian club to drop out of the 2016 I-League. The All India Football Federation AIFF wants a roadmap to have a single national Indian league in the future and it looks like the Indian Super League (ISL) is winning the race.

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North vs South Korea football friendly mooted as bridge to new era

North vs South KoreaBy Mark Baber
August 31 - The tenuous rapprochement between the two Koreas may see North and South Korea competing in a friendly for the first time in 10 years, according to an article in the English language Korea Joongang Daily, part of one of South Korea's biggest newspaper groups.

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Pakistan's Hayat keeps AFC legal posts despite breaking the law at home

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh HayatBy Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - With little fanfare and hardly any publicity, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently proudly announced the makeup of its new standing committees for the next four years. One of those re-elected as chairman of its legal committee - was Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, the controversial Pakistani who has been at the centre of a bitter domestic dispute.

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Qataris take cautious steps to independent players' union and law reforms

Qatar Stars LeagueAugust 26 - Almost two years after releasing Zahir Belounis, the French footballer who was trapped in the country for 19 months because of its antiquated kafala employment system, Qatar is stepping up is its efforts to set up a judicial body to resolve legal disputes.

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AFF call in Sportradar to track U19 championship betting patterns

aff u19 champs 2014August 25 - The Asean Football Federation (AFF) are taking the threat of match-fixers seriously and have brought Sportradar in to monitor their U19 championships in Laos that kicked off August 22 and runs through to September 4.

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World Stars line up to face Iranian Stars in Tehran charity match

World Stars vs IranBy Mark Baber
August 24 - Iranian football fans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the greats of world football playing this Friday, August 28 as a team of World Stars take on a team of Iranian Stars in a charity match.

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Makudi pulls out of ASEAN presidential election at last minute

worawi makudiAugust 24 - Former FIFA executive committee Worawi Makudi's last-ditch attempt to regain some kind of foothold within global or Asian football has failed after he withdrew from the election for the presidency of the 12-member Asean Football Federation (AFF) on the eve of the vote.

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