2014 AFF final pitches Tigers against Elephants in Kuala Lumpur

Suzuki Cup 2014December 19 - The 10th edition of the ASEAN Football Championship, known as the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup, comes to its climax on Saturday as Malaysia meet Thailand in Kuala Lumpur in the second leg of the final, looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg.

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Aguirre to lead Japan at Asian Cup, despite Spanish match-fixing probe

Javier AguirreDecember 19 - Japan will stick with coach Javier Aguirre for next month's Asian Cup in Australia, despite the Mexican being involved in Spain's burgeoning match-fixing scandal.

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Sydney siege prompts AFC to ask Aussies to add to security for Asian Cup

Asian Cup 2015December 17 - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has called on Australia to beef up security for next month's Asian Cup following this week's fatal hostage siege in Sydney.

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AFDP takes 'Kick for Hope' to Zaatari refugee camp

Kick for HopeDecember 15 - While the hierarchy of Asian football continues to be embroiled in politics, on the ground the not-for-profit Asian Football Development Project is endeavouring to present the region in a more charitable, compassionate light.

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On-line retail giant takes control at J-League's Vissel Kobe

Vissel KobeBy Paul Nicholson
December 9 – J-League club Vissel Kobe has been bought by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, the club's shirt sponsor, for an undisclosed amount.

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Malaysian minister apologies to Vietnamese fans for Suzuki Cup violence

Suzuki Cup 2014December 9 - Malaysia's minister of youth and sports, Khairy Jamaluddin, has apologised to Vietnam supporters after they were attacked during the semi-final of the Suzuki Cup in at Malaysia's Shah Alam stadium.

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Exclusive: Proposed AFC shake-up looks bad for women as power base shifts west

AFC Congress picBy Andrew Warshaw
December 8 - In another contentious shake-up within its hierarchy, Asian football looks set to scrap its automatic female vice-presidency, held by Australia's Moya Dodd, a move that is bound to lay the region open to accusations of gender discrimination just when it has been making all manner of noises about inclusion and reform.

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Salman to support Blatter next May and reminds AFC to follow

Shaikh SalmanBy Andrew Warshaw
December 1 - Asian football's entire membership has been urged by their president to vote for Sepp Blatter at next year's FIFA election despite the deepening crisis over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup anti- corruption probe.

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Palestine's Rajoub says it's time to red card Israel from world football

Jibril Rajoub 2By Andrew Warshaw
December 1 - The head of Palestinian football has gone back on the offensive against Israel, calling on FIFA to issue sanctions following last week's raid on the West Bank offices of the Palestinian federation.

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