January 20 – Hosts Iraq won the Arab Gulf Cup for the first time since 1988 on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Oman but the triumph was marred by a deadly stampede outside the Basra International Stadium.
January 25 – FIFA has suspended the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) over political interference after the federation’s presidential elections fell short of Zurich’s standards.
January 24 – In a move to bolster expertise and grow, the Saudi Pro League has appointed experienced football executive Garry Cook as executive president and CEO.
January 22 – Saudi Arabia’s women have come away victorious from their first international tournament, topping Pakistan, Mauritius and Comoros in their home-hosted competition as they see their first FIFA ranking.
January 19 – Hosts Thailand will face 2006 champions Bahrain, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia in Group A of the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup 2023.
January 17 – Thailand have retained the AFF Cup with a 1-0 victory over Vietnam following a first-half strike from captain Theerathorn Bunmathan.
January 17 – Indonesian authorities have opened the trial against five men – police and match officials – charged with negligence over their alleged roles in one of football’s deadliest stadium tragedies on October 1 in East Java’s Malang city.
January 17 – Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo will be face with his old foe Lionel Messi in his Saudi debut when a Riyadh select play Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday.
January 16 – After a four-break due to the covid-forced cancellation of the 2021 championship, elite national team beach soccer is returning to Asia with the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup Thailand 2023.
January 16 – Thailand and Vietnam will decide who is crowned the new Asean champion tonight with the second leg of the final marking the last match of long-standing coach Park Hang-seo reign of the Golden Stars.
January 13 – Saudi Arabia, who have launched a bid to host the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2026, have taken a further step forward with the women’s game in the country, with Dammam hosting the Kingdom’s first-ever women’s 11-a-side international tournament.
January 12 – The AFC has held the draw for the 26-team first round of Asian qualifiers for the Women’s 2024 Olympic tournament.
January 11 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has cut short its broadcast deal with Eleven Sports Network following a restructure of Eleven’s business in the region.
January 11 – Defending champions Thailand will face Vietnam in the final of the Asean Championship after the Thais defeated Malaysia 3-0 to overturn a first-leg defeat.
January 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game in Saudi Arabia looks set to be against Paris Saint-Germain and a possible reunion with his career-long rival Lionel Messi.