December 1 – Saudi Arabia will stage the first two editions of the ‘final 8’ of the AFC Champions League Elite Finals, Asia’s revamped top-tier competition, the Asian Football Confederation confirmed today.
November 30 – Japan’s Kawasaki Frontale and South Korea’s Pohang Steelers have both maintained 100% records in the East zone group stages of the AFC Champions League, and with just one left game are already qualified for the knock-out rounds.
November 29 – With just one game left in the group stages of the Asian Champions League (West region) to be played, qualification for the round of 16 is starting to take shape.
November 29 – The AFC has drawn a line under its AFC Solidarity Cup competition for emerging nations and those knocked in early rounds of Asian qualification tournaments.
November 28 – An AFC Cup tie between Australia’s Macarthur FC and Shan United of Myanmar has been moved from Sydney to a neutral venue in Bangkok after the Australian government refused to grant visas to the visiting players.
November 28 – Cristiano Ronaldo may be known for his goalscoring exploits but on Monday night the Portuguese super star convinced the referee not to award his Al-Nassr side a penalty.
November 24 – The draw for the16 teams taking part in the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 has put old foes Japan and South Korea in the same group, a group that is not made easier with the UAE and China.
November 23 – The qualification road for Asia’s nations for the 2026 World Cup is a long one. The first round saw 20 teams play knock-out matches to qualify for the first group stage. There will be a further group round and play-offs before the AFC’s 2026 qualifiers are confirmed.
November 8 – Three Saudi Arabian clubs top their West zone Asian Champions League groups after four rounds of matches. In the East zone group games Thailand’s Bangkok United have been the surprise breakthrough team and remain unbeaten.
November 3 – The AFC Women’s Club Championship will see eight teams across two centralised venues begin play on Monday.
October 24 – Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal stormed past India’s Mumbai City 6-0 with striker Aleksander Mitrovic scoring a hattrick to remain on course for the knockout stages of the Asian Champions League.
October 23 – Algeria have been barred from hosting Palestinian international matches in the wake of the conflict between Hamas and Israel.
October 18 – Pakistan claimed their first-ever World Cup qualification success with a 1-0 victory against Cambodia to progress to the second round of the AFC 2026 World Cup qualification process.
October 11 – Asia kicks off its ‘Road to 2026’ World Cup qualifiers tomorrow with the AFC’s Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1, which sees 20 nations in action.
October 10 – Palestine has withdrawn from a friendly tournament in Malaysia because of the war between Israel and Hamas, the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) said on Tuesday.