September 20 – Meeting to review the social impact projects the Asian Football Confederation is supporting, the AFC Social Responsibility Committee received detail and briefings on a number of proposed initiatives across the region.
September 25 – Saudi Arabia’s women’s team made their international home debut Saturday night with a 3-3 draw against Bhutan at the Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha. The two teams will play another friendly September 28.
September 22 – Former Bayern Munich star Ali Karimi has been at the front of escalating protests against Iranian authorities prompted by the death in custody of a woman, Mahsa Amini, detained for breaking hijab laws.
September 22 – Global flooring and wallcovering giant Gerflor has become an official tournament sponsor of the AFC Futsal Asian Cup Kuwait 2022 and AFC Futsal Club Championship 2023.
September 20 – Bacuya the rhino has been unveiled as the mascot for the U-20 World Cup in Indonesia in 2023.
September 15 – The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) following a meeting between the leadership of both governing bodies.
September 14 – Kuwait has been confirmed as the host Group H qualifiers for the AFC U20 Asian Cup Uzbekistan 2023, to be played March 1-18 next year.
September 13 – FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will send a joint mission to Syria to conduct a security assessment with a view to the country hosting friendlies again.
September 12 – The Chinese Super League (CSL) has again been disrupted by of the country’s strict zero-covid policy, weeks after the league had returned to normalcy.
September 7 – The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that all its members follow the principles of good governance.
September 6 – Australia has withdrawn from the race to host the 2023 Asian Cup, leaving South Korea and Qatar as the frontrunners to stage the next edition of the continental finals.
September 6 – With 75 days left until the World Cup kicks off, Carlos Queiroz has returned to coach Iran for a second spell, spelling the end of Dragan Skocic’s tenure, according to Iranian state media.
By Samindra Kunti
September 9 – Did the new All India Football Federation Kalyan Chaubey get elected after political interference? It’s the question that has been consuming Indian football the last few days, just a week after world federation FIFA lifted the AIFF’s suspension for third-party interference.
September 5 – The AFC is heralding a return to a full post-covid calendar of men’s elite football with the U20 Asian Cup qualifiers that will kick off group stages this weekend in centralised venues across the region.
September 2 – Kalyan Chaubey will succeed Praful Patel as the president of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) following a landslide victory over election rival Bhaichung Bhutia.