Jordan summit switches dates in bid to gather world's football leaders

Soccerex AsiaBy Andrew Warshaw
February 23 - Organisers of Asia's main football forum in Jordan have set a new date for the spring summit, pushing it back to within three weeks of the FIFA presidential election and therefore generating considerably more interest.

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AFC reports Asian Cup 2015 was clean of match-fixers

Asian CupFebruary 19 – The AFC Asian Cup 2015 that ended at the end of January with a home win for Australia has been hailed as a success in the battle against betting related match-fixing, with the AFC announcing that there was no evidence of match manipulation uncovered at the tournament.

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South Korea's Chung bids to add to family dynasty on FIFA exco

Chung Mong-gyuBy Andrew Warshaw
February 18 - Four years after South Korea's Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in world football administration, suffered a humiliating defeat after almost a generation as Asia's FIFA vice-president, his family is gunning to get back to the top table.

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PSG edge out Sao Paulo, Arsenal secure third, at Al Kass Cup

Al Kass International Cup logoFebruary 14 – Europe edged out South America in the final of the Al Kass International Cup in Doha, Qatar, with Paris St Germain reversing a group loss to Brazil's Sao Paulo, winning via a dramatic penalty shootout. Arsenal overcame AC Milan to take third place.

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Egypt: blame game begins as the fans bury their dead

Egyptian riotsBy Mark Baber
February 10 - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a statement of sorrow for the deaths of Zamalek fans outside the Air Defense stadium on Sunday, extending his condolences to the families of the victims.

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Chinese Wanda waves its wonga and buys €1bn Infront sports rights agency

Wang JianlinBy David Owen
February 10 - Another high profile Chinese investment in international sport has been unveiled, with the announcement on Tuesday that Wang Jianlin's Dalian Wanda Group has reached a deal to acquire Infront Sports & Media from the private equity firm Bridgepoint for €1.05 billion.

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Qatar target AFC seat on FIFA exco

Saud Al MohannadiBy Andrew Warshaw
February 10 - Qatar's 2022 World Cup chief organiser Hassan al-Thawadi, who failed in 2013 to win a seat on FIFA's executive committee, has decided not to stand again.

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Exclusive: Salman switches Asian Football Confederation congress to home venue

sheikh-salman-562x400By Andrew Warshaw
February 5 - Asian football supremo Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa's control over his huge region has been underlined with the surprise decision to hold this year's 47-nation Asian Football Confederation congress in his native Bahrain.

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Japan fire coach Aguirre over match-fixing allegations

Javier Aguirre3February 4 - Despite repeated protestations of his innocence and a plea to be allowed to get on with his job, Japan's Mexican coach Javier Aguirre has been sacked over much-publicised match-fixing allegations covering the period he worked in Spain.

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