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ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION

The 2023-24 edition of the Asian Champions League will be the last under the current format.
SOCCER
Aug 15, 2023
AFC boosts prize fund for revamped club competitions from 2024
The AFC Champions League Elite headlines a new three-tier setup and replaces the existing format, which features the Asian Champions League and AFC Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Mar 14, 2023
Russia invited to play in central Asian soccer tournament
A move to Asia has been touted as a possible option to allow Russia"s national teams and clubs to again participate in international competition.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 18, 2022
Qatar to stage 2023 Asian Cup after World Cup, replacing China
The tournament is now likely to be shifted from its original June and July dates to later in 2023, or even early 2024, to ensure matches are not played during the worst of the summer heat.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 18, 2022
Japan 'sounded out' about hosting 2023 Asian Cup
Japan has the stadium infrastructure in place to stage the event in June and July of 2023, having recently hosted rugby's global showpiece in 2019 and last year's Olympic soccer tournament.
Japan Times
SOCCER
May 15, 2022
China gives up 2023 Asian Cup hosting rights
The event, which is played every four years and features 24 national teams from across the continent, was due to be held in 10 Chinese cities from June 16 to July 16 next year.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Feb 24, 2021
CONMEBOL confirms Australia and Qatar's withdrawal from Copa America
Australia and Qatar, the two non-South American sides due to take part in this year's Copa America, have pulled out of the tournament, the secretary general of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Dec 12, 2020
Vissel Kobe's Asian Champions League semifinal moved to different venue
The Asian Football Confederation said Friday it has shifted Sunday's Asian Champions League east zone semifinal between Vissel Kobe and Ulsan Hyundai from Doha's Al Janoub Stadium to the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
Sep 18, 2020
J. League risks paying price for Asian Champions League rescheduling
The Asian Football Confederation has thrown Japanese soccer into disarray by repeatedly rescheduling the continental tournament.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 10, 2020
J. League to play through international windows during virus-shortened season
The J. League first division will play through international windows sanctioned by FIFA when it restarts following a roughly four-month break brought about by the coronavirus crisis, J. League Chairman Mitsuru Murai said Tuesday.
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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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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.
Japan Times
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Nov 29, 2018
Makoto Hasebe voted AFC's top Asian international player
Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe was named Asian International Player of the Year on Wednesday at the Asian Football Confederation Annual Awards in Muscat.
SOCCER
Nov 28, 2018
Japan backs incumbent in Asian confederation election
Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima on Wednesday threw his support behind Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa's bid for re-election as Asian Football Confederation president.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 30, 2017
Asian Football Confederation names Reds' Takafumi Hori coach of the year
Urawa Reds manager Takafumi Hori was named coach of the year by the Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday, while Nadeshiko Japan boss Asako Takakura won the women's award.
SOCCER
Jun 9, 2017
Asian Football Confederation suspends, fines three Jeju United players
The Asian Football Confederation said Friday that three Jeju United players have been suspended and fined over a post-match brawl that marred the South Korean club's Asian Champions League round-of-16, second-leg match against Urawa Reds last month.
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 1, 2017
Reds to file protest over Jeju's conduct
The Urawa Reds plan to file a protest to the Asian Football Confederation over Jeju United players' aggressive behavior in a post-match brawl at Saitama Stadium, the J. League team said on Thursday.

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