Indians agree dates for 2015 Federation Cup as Super League reveals draft names

Hero Indian Super LeagueBy Mark Baber
August 20 - The All India Football Federation (AIFF) have announced that Jammu and Kashmir will host the Federation Cup in August 2015, whilst the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) announced the names of the international players who will be playing in the new league.

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India defeats Pakistan 1-0 but real winner could be Pakistan's economy

India and Pakistan flagsBy Mark Baber
August 18 - India defeated Pakistan 1-0 on Sunday in the first match between the two Asian neighbours for nine years. All sporting ties between India and Pakistan were suspended following the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, with little contact since then other than a one-day cricket series in 2012.

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Indonesians bet on Sportradar's FDS in battle against match-fixing

PSSI Integrity Officer Dr Hinca Pandjaitan Sportradar Managing Director Strategy Andreas Krannich and Integrity and PSSI General Secretary Joko Driyano l to r Image 1August 14 - The Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) is the latest Asian federation to turn to betting monitoring tools to battle the threat of match-fixing in its leagues. Earlier this week the Football Association of Thailand announced it had signed up to use Sportradar's Fraud Detection System (FDS).

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Palestinian football under attack in Gaza, as football mourns its losses

Palestinian funeral marchBy Mark Baber
August 14 - Palestinian football was never going to escape unscathed from the latest war in Gaza, which has cost the lives of more than 1,900 Palestinians and 66 Israelis, destroying much of Gaza's infrastructure. However, the killing of local football legend and coach Ahed Zaqqut, suggests the damage to the Palestinian football community may be more than just collateral.

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Japanese football diplomacy embraces Iran

Japan vs IranBy David Owen
August 13 - The Japan Football Association (JFA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Iranian counterpart, the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRIFF), as part of what appears to be an ongoing diplomatic offensive in the Asian region.

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Sportradar to monitor the Toyota Thai Premier League 2014 season

Thai Premier LeagueAugust 11 – Thailand's Premier League has brought in betting fraud monitoring service Sportrader to track betting patterns and monitor any suspicious activity for the 2014 season.

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AFC bans two for positive dope tests at Challenge Cup

AFC hqAugust 11 - The Asian Football Confederation has handed out two-year bans to two players for doping offenses.

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Al Ain targets female fans and families to fill new stadium

Al Ain vs man cityAugust 8 – Abu Dhabi club Al Ain has launched a season ticket initiative for fans in its new Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, one of the few clubs in the region to have such a scheme. But what is most notable about the initiative is that females and families across the region are being encouraged to participate.

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AFC bans Vietnamese match-fixers as police swoop again

AFC hqAugust 1 - The Asian Football Confederation has extended the domestic ban on nine Vietnamese players to confederation level for their role in the country's match-fixing scandal. The chairman of the AFC Disciplinary Committee took the move following a request from Vietnam's own national federation.

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