Myanmar fined and warned after country's biggest game for a century

Myanmar U-19 AFC championshipsOctober 20 - The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has ordered Myanmar to play its next competitive game behind closed doors, suspended for two years, and has fined the national federation $24,000 as a result of a pitch invasion following last week's 1-0 AFC under-19 Championship quarter-final win over the United Arab Emirates in Yangon.

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AFC's royal hustings begin in battle for FIFA exco seats

Prince AbdullahBy Andrew Warshaw
October 17 - The race in Asia for a place at FIFA's top table has been stepped up with the announcement that Malaysian FA president Prince Abdullah Shah will contest next year's election for a position on FIFA's executive committee.

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Mongolia's Buyannemekh banned for 5 years in new AFC cash for votes scandal

Ganbold BuyannemekhBy Andrew Warshaw
October 16 - Asian football has been rocked by yet another scandal, with the fallout from former AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam's disgraced legacy snaring another culprit.

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Continental Tires Asian Cup Trophy Tour wraps up in Shanghai

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 12.50.02By Mark Baber
October 15 - Continental Tires, Official Sponsor of the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 wrapped up its Asian Cup Trophy Tour in Shanghai on Monday after bringing the trophy to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu in an event looking forward to next year's tournament and celebrating the recent signing of a four year collaboration with the Chinese Football Association.

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Indian Super League opens in Bollywood-style

ISL launch eventBy Mark Baber
October 14 - The Indian Super League held an extravagant Bollywood/footballing extravaganza on Sunday to open the long-awaited start of the new competition which aims to awaken the "sleeping giant" of Indian football. Amidst all the hype, voices of caution advised of the difficulties involved in building fan bases from scratch, in a cricket obsessed country and warned of the historical precedent of similar ventures in the USA.

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AFC heads for May elections with determination to boost competition levels

Dato Alex SoosayBy Andrew Warshaw
October 13 - Asian football has chosen the first week of May next year for its eagerly anticipated presidential election, ending months of uncertainty about a firm date.

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A bridge too far, Salman drops out of Leaders conference in Chelsea

Shaikh Salman4By Andrew Warshaw
October 8 - The head of Asian football and one of FIFA's most powerful administrators, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, was conspicuous by his absence as the Leaders Sport Business Summit, attended by a raft of the game's movers and shakers, opened today.

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Asian sports chief will fight "to the end" to keep World Cup in Qatar

sabahBy Andrew Warshaw
October 6 - Arguably the most powerful official in Asian sport says he will not allow opponents in the media to railroad Qatar's right to stage the 2022 World Cup.

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AFC opens probe into suspicion of match-fixing at Asian Games in Incheon

Asian Games footballOctober 3 - The Asian Football Confederation is looking into reports of possible match-fixing at the Asian Games.

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