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AIFF might face a ban if FIFA deadlines for approval of constitution are not met, say reports
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AIFF might face a ban if FIFA deadlines for approval of constitution are not met, say reports

FIFA sets July 31 deadline for AIFF constitution approval, Sep 15 for elections to avoid ban.

AFC Champions League: Ever Banega's brace helps Al Shabab hand debutants Mumbai City FC 3-0 loss
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AFC Champions League: Ever Banega's brace helps Al Shabab hand debutants Mumbai City FC 3-0 loss

Mumbai City, the second Indian club after FC Goa to make it to the group stage of the continental showpiece, got their Champions League journey off to a rocky start

India gets AFC nod to host 2023 Asian Cup third round qualifiers in Kolkata
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India gets AFC nod to host 2023 Asian Cup third round qualifiers in Kolkata

The matches will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. China will host the main tournament in 2023

AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: The way forward for Indian women’s football after heartbreaking exit
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AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022: The way forward for Indian women’s football after heartbreaking exit

Before India can dream of playing at the FIFA World Cup, there are a few steps required to ensure that the team is competitive at the continental and world level.

AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Matches will proceed as long 13 players are available, says AIFF president Praful Patel
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AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022: Matches will proceed as long 13 players are available, says AIFF president Praful Patel

All the 12 participating teams will be staying inside a strict bio-bubble and everyone involved in the tournament, including all players and officials will undergo regular COVID-19 tests.

Indian team sets up camp in Kochi for AFC Women's Asian Cup after returning from Brazil
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Indian team sets up camp in Kochi for AFC Women's Asian Cup after returning from Brazil

India faced the likes of Brazil, Chile and Venezuela in Manaus, which is something that has helped the girls earn valuable experience, said head coach Thomas Dennerby after the team started its pre-tournament camp in Kochi on Sunday.

Women's Asian Cup football draw: India clubbed alongside China, Chinese Taipei, Iran
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Women's Asian Cup football draw: India clubbed alongside China, Chinese Taipei, Iran

India, ranked 57th in the FIFA charts, are the third-highest ranked side in the group behind China (17th) and Chinese Taipei (40th) and ahead of Iran (72nd).

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Tottenham star Son Heung-min's late winner helps South Korea pip Syria
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Tottenham star Son Heung-min's late winner helps South Korea pip Syria

The talisman forward saved the Koreans from what would have been a deeply disappointing draw and means they top Asian qualifying Group A after two wins and a draw in three matches.

AFC welcomes FIFA's consultation process on hosting World Cup every two years
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AFC welcomes FIFA's consultation process on hosting World Cup every two years

The AFC said it applauds the spirit of partnership and strong principles of inclusivity, which FIFA's consultative approach seeks to achieve.

ISL organisers FSDL acquire media rights for AFC competitions in four-year agreement
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ISL organisers FSDL acquire media rights for AFC competitions in four-year agreement

The deal is the first long-term agreement with Football Marketing Asia, the exclusive commercial partner of the AFC.

Asian Football Confederation conducts draw for AFC Women's Asia Cup 2022 qualifiers
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Asian Football Confederation conducts draw for AFC Women's Asia Cup 2022 qualifiers

According to a release issued by the AFC, these 28 teams have been divided into eight sets with Groups A to D comprising four teams each and Groups E to H drawing three teams.

Australian sides pull out of AFC Champions League after schedule rejig due to COVID-19
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Australian sides pull out of AFC Champions League after schedule rejig due to COVID-19

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced the withdrawals, but did not give any explanation.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: India coach Igor Stimac on quarantine struggles, AFC Asian Cup and more
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: India coach Igor Stimac on quarantine struggles, AFC Asian Cup and more

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football coach Igor Stimac talks about India's struggles in preparing for the tournament, his side's shot at qualification for the Asian Cup in 2023 and more.

Qualifying round draw of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India postponed
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Qualifying round draw of 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India postponed

The Asian Football Confederation said the draw to be held here has been postponed until further notice.

AFC chief Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa condoles death of former India footballer Fortunato Franco
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AFC chief Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa condoles death of former India footballer Fortunato Franco

One of India's finest mid-fielders, Franco was a part of Indian football's golden era between 1960-64.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC promises 'strictest action' after club forced to leave Maldives over COVID breaches
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC promises 'strictest action' after club forced to leave Maldives over COVID breaches

Bengaluru were to face home side Eagles FC in a play-off on Tuesday, but the Maldives government ordered them to leave Sunday for breaking pandemic guidelines set up for the visiting teams.

ATK Mohun Bagan's Prabir Das, SK Sahil test positive for COVID-19 before flying to Maldives for AFC Cup tie, says report
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ATK Mohun Bagan's Prabir Das, SK Sahil test positive for COVID-19 before flying to Maldives for AFC Cup tie, says report

Under the AFC protocols, competing players will have to have COVID-19 negative reports two days before departure from their home base.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC's play-off match indefinitely postponed, says report
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC's play-off match indefinitely postponed, says report

Abahani were scheduled to host Eagles on April 14 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka but the countrywide lockdown due to the pandemic forced the hosts to suspend the match.

Asian Champions League for women to kick off in 2023, confirms AFC's head of women's football
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Asian Champions League for women to kick off in 2023, confirms AFC's head of women's football

Bai said the details were still being worked out, and it was not clear yet how many teams would participate in the debut edition of the Champions League or its exact format.

Indian football team's remaining FIFA World Cup qualifiers to be held in Qatar
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Indian football team's remaining FIFA World Cup qualifiers to be held in Qatar

As per the original schedule, the Indian team would have played against Qatar at home, Bangladesh away and Afghanistan at home, but the global pandemic has forced radical changes in the fixtures.