May 18 – All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel has been sidelined from the game after the country’s Supreme Court appointed a committee to finalise the ruling body’s constitution and manage everyday administration.
May 19 – The AFC will broaden the base of is return from the covid pandemic next week with the draw (May 24) for the AFC U17 Asian Cup Bahrain 2023 and AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023.
May 19 – The Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) is reinforcing its player development pathway as it targets a ranking among the world’s elite football nations by the time World Cup 2034.
By Paul Nicholson
May 18 – Speaking at the 32nd AFC Congress, president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said that “it is clear that the AFC, our members and our Regional Associations are well on the road to recovery”, and confirmed the AFC’s support for FIFA president Gianni Infantino in the next FIFA presidential campaign.
May 18 – The AFC has cleared a fast track path to appoint a new host for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 following the withdrawal of China, 14 months before the event’s kick off.
May 17 – Pressure is growing in Indian football on president Praful Patel and for the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to stage fresh elections with Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran writing to the world governing body, demanding FIFA form a normalization committee in India.
May 17 – The AFC Cup begins its 2022 group stages tomorrow in centralised hubs in the South and West Zones.
By Paul Nicholson
May 16 – China has pulled out of hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2023 just over a year before the 24-team finals are scheduled to be held in the country.
May 16 – The AFC’s Grassroots Football Day 2022, held May 15, saw 41 Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) member associations participate in a range of activities across the region.
May 13 – Football Australia has announced the country’s first ever domestic club licensing regulations for its professional leagues.
May 12 – Having chaired the AFC Executive Committee meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, at the weekend, the first-time ever the AFC’s top table has met in a Central Asian nation, AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has stayed in the region to meet with other member associations and government officials.
May 9 – Meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, the first-time ever the AFC Executive Committee has met in a Central Asian nation, AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, unveiled two new development programmes, praised his member nations for their post-covid return to football, and offered support to FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s bid for a further four year term in office.
May 6 – While UEFA and Concacaf are concluding their Champions League seasons, in Asia the AFC’s Champions League is now only reaching the knock out rounds.
May 5 – Having just completed hosting a centralised group stage of the AFC’s Champions League, Buriram in Thailand has stepped up again to fill the hosting gap left in the AFC Cup.
April 26 – Quadruple chasing Liverpool will warm up for their 2022/23 campaign in Asia with a game in Singapore against Crystal Palace for the inaugural Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy.