August 1 – Saudi Arabia, Australia, Jordan and Uzbekistan have submitted Expressions of Interest to host the 2026 Women’s Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed on Monday.
August 5 – The AFC Cup 2022 enters the knockout stage early next week with 12 clubs competing for a place in the final on October 22.
August 2 – The AFC has unveiled more detail of its new club competition calendar, taking effect in full from 2023, as it transitions away from its current Spring-Autumn calendar year season to following the Autumn-Spring calendar of the European season.
The AFC Champions League 2023/24 will open with the Preliminary Stage 1 on August 8, 2023, with the Group Stage being played from September 18 to December 13, 2023, and with a return to home and away fixtures rather than playing at the centralised venues.
August 1 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has outlined a four-stage qualification format for the expanded 2026 World Cup which will see eight Asian teams qualify directly for the 48-team edition, and a further AFC nation in the inter-continental play-offs.
July 29 – Japan completed a men’s and women’s double winning the finals tournaments of both 2022 East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) championships.
July 21 – After months of inertia, Indian football is slowly moving towards a new constitution as it seeks to avert a FIFA ban from the game.
July 18 – South Korea, Indonesia, Qatar and Australia have all expressed interest in hosting the 2023 Asian Cup, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed. China withdrew as hosts because of their zero Covid-19 policy.
July 18 – In a chaotic u-turn, even by Iranian football standards, just six days after dismissing Dragan Skocic as head coach the Iranian Football Federation has re-instated the Croatian who will lead the country into November’s World Cup after all.
July 14 – The draw for the knockout rounds of the AFC Cup 2022 Final has been held at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
July 12 – Iran have fired head coach Dragan Skocic just four months before the World Cup.
July 7 – Vietnam has agreed a three-year sponsorship of its national teams with the country’s largest brewer Sai Gon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage JSC (SABECO).
July 6 – Australia have shelved plans to bid for hosting the Asian Cup 2023 but is looking at a joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
July 3 – In the latest scandal to rock Indian football, U-17 women’s football team assistant coach Alex Ambrose has been sacked for sexual misconduct.
July 1 – Fifteen months after the country was kicked out of world football for “undue third-party interference”, FIFA has lifted its suspension of Pakistan.
July 1 – The AFC is reporting record engagement across its social media channels for its just completed U23 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan, hitting a high of nearly 340 million impressions, a jump of 193.8% over the Thailand edition years ago.