Hong Kong prepared to waive restrictions to host Asian tournaments

Soccer Feb 21, 2021

Hong Kong prepared to waive restrictions to host Asian tournaments

Hong Kong's government is considering waiving the city’s strict 21-day quarantine requirements in a bid to host soccer matches in the Asian Champions League and other continental club competitions, a local newspaper said on Sunday. The city’s Home Affairs Bureau "fully backed” a proposal from ...

Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues

Soccer Jan 26, 2021

Asian Champions League to be played in centralized venues

This year's Asian Champions League and AFC Cup club competitions will be played in centralized group stages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation said on Monday. Asian soccer's governing body said the Asian Champions League group stage matches in the west region ...

Doha to host single-leg Asian Champions League final

Soccer Oct 16, 2020

Doha to host single-leg Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the single leg final of this year's Asian Champions League in Doha on Dec. 19 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Football Confederation said on Friday. Like most other sports in the world, this year's Asian Champions League was suspended in March ...

Soccer Mar 10, 2020

Asian qualifiers for 2022 World Cup postponed

Upcoming Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be postponed as a safety measure in response to the coronavirus crisis, FIFA said Monday. Soccer's world governing body said it had reached an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation to push back the ...

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Soccer Apr 6, 2019

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima was re-elected to the FIFA Council on Saturday by the Asian Football Confederation. Tashima was one of the seven candidates up for election by the AFC Congress for five of its six seats on the FIFA council. The 61-year-old Tashima ...

AFC presidential hopeful backs larger 2022 World Cup

Soccer Mar 11, 2019

AFC presidential hopeful backs larger 2022 World Cup

Mohammed Khalfan Al-Romaithi, a candidate for the Asian Football Confederation presidency, said Monday he supports an expanded 48-team field for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Speaking to Kyodo News in Tokyo, Al-Romaithi of the United Arab Emirates said that if he wins the April ...