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Six footballers from two teams test positive for COVID-19 ahead of AFC Champions League resumption
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Six footballers from two teams test positive for COVID-19 ahead of AFC Champions League resumption

The AFC said five players from Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal and another from Qatar’s Al Duhail were found with the virus following tests on all teams taking part in the western region of the tournament.

VAR to make debut in AFC Champions League, to be used from this year's quarter-final stage
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VAR to make debut in AFC Champions League, to be used from this year's quarter-final stage

The technology will be used from the quarter-final stage of this year's Champions League, the top Asian club competition, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement.

India footballers praise AFC's decision to reschedule World Cup qualifiers amid COVID-19 pandemic
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India footballers praise AFC's decision to reschedule World Cup qualifiers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Last week, the AFC postponed all the Asian qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic, which has infected over two crore people across the globe.

Delhi's first I-League club could be announced next week, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das
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Delhi's first I-League club could be announced next week, says AIFF general secretary Kushal Das

Das made the significant announcement hours after AIFF president Praful Patel said Delhi could see two I-League teams in the upcoming season of the league.

Indian football talisman Sunil Chhetri voted 'Favourite Player' of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in fan poll
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Indian football talisman Sunil Chhetri voted 'Favourite Player' of AFC Asian Cup 2019 in fan poll

Sunil Chhetri scored twice during the group stage of the Asian Cup in the beginning of last year. Both goals came in their 4-1 drubbing of Thailand in the opening match.

AIFF makes it mandatory for clubs to have a women's team as part of licensing criteria
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AIFF makes it mandatory for clubs to have a women's team as part of licensing criteria

The top official mentioned that having a women's team has been made a part of the licensing criteria for clubs.

ISL: FSDL approves 3+1 foreign player rule with aim of 'increased participation' from Indian footballers
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ISL: FSDL approves 3+1 foreign player rule with aim of 'increased participation' from Indian footballers

As per the new regulation, an ISL club could sign a maximum of six foreigners in the squad including a compulsory Asian origin player, with four foreigners on the field.

Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy, Bengaluru FC Youth club granted two-star Academy status by AFC
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Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy, Bengaluru FC Youth club granted two-star Academy status by AFC

The two-star status is subject to re-evaluation after three years as per Article 6 of the AFC Elite Youth Scheme Regulations and Guidelines.

India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries
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India bids for hosting rights of Asian Cup 2027; will compete with four other countries

The other bidders for Asia's premier football tournament are Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

Global activist group urges AFC to consider human rights record in bidding process for 2027 Asian Cup
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Global activist group urges AFC to consider human rights record in bidding process for 2027 Asian Cup

The Sport & Rights Alliance said it asked the AFC to apply the same rights standards FIFA set for the 2026 World Cup that the United States, Mexico and Canada will co-host.

AIFF asks East Bengal to inform about club's change of ownership structure to acquire AFC license for next season
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AIFF asks East Bengal to inform about club's change of ownership structure to acquire AFC license for next season

Now it remains to be seen whether Quess East Bengal FC would be diluted and the footballing rights be transferred back to East Bengal or the company will hold on to their shares in the hope of recovering losses.

AIFF Technical Committee recommends implementation of AFC's rule on limiting foreign players in domestic leagues
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AIFF Technical Committee recommends implementation of AFC's rule on limiting foreign players in domestic leagues

India head coach Igor Stimac had in March expressed unhappiness at the number of foreign players featuring in a match in Indian Super League and I-League, saying it was coming in the way of the country producing a future Sunil Chhetri

Coronavirus Outbreak: Asian Football Confederation extends suspension of all competitions until further notice
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Asian Football Confederation extends suspension of all competitions until further notice

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has postponed all football games and competitions scheduled for May and June until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the continental governing body said on Tuesday.

Relentless rise of Chinese football and Super League leaves second-tier clubs like Liaoning FC on verge of closure
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Relentless rise of Chinese football and Super League leaves second-tier clubs like Liaoning FC on verge of closure

Liaoning have dropped down to China’s second-tier and now stand on the cusp of closure as financial issues start to affect the game outside the Chinese Super League, the top flight of the country’s professional pyramid

Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's football captain Bala Devi joins AFC's awareness campaign against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India women's football captain Bala Devi joins AFC's awareness campaign against COVID-19

Devi is among the latest players of the continent to join the AFC's #BreakTheChain campaign, raising awareness against the spread of coronavirus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Sunil Chhetri joins AFC campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Sunil Chhetri joins AFC campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19

Chhetri, who is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and leads the likes of mega superstars such as Lionel Messi in the international goalscoring charts, joined the chorus of Asian icons showcasing their support

Coronavirus pandemic: Chennai City's progress in AFC Cup 2020 on hold as outbreak forces postponement of all matches
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Coronavirus pandemic: Chennai City's progress in AFC Cup 2020 on hold as outbreak forces postponement of all matches

Chennai City FC's next two AFC Cup games will not be held as scheduled after the Asian Football Confederation on Wednesday postponed all matches of the continental competition until April end due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UAE's appeal to strip Qatar of AFC Asian Cup 2019 title reaches Court of Arbitration for Sport
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UAE's appeal to strip Qatar of AFC Asian Cup 2019 title reaches Court of Arbitration for Sport

The UAE has alleged Qatar star forward Almoez Ali and defender Bassam Al-Rawi were not born there and did not meet FIFA nationality requirements to represent the country

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Global body agrees to postpone Asian fixtures due to coronavirus scare after consulting AFC
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Global body agrees to postpone Asian fixtures due to coronavirus scare after consulting AFC

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the Asian World Cup qualifying matches in March and June due to the coronavirus outbreak, the world football body said on Monday.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AIFF postpones India’s home fixture against Qatar due to coronavirus threat
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: AIFF postpones India’s home fixture against Qatar due to coronavirus threat

Coronovirus continues to wreak havoc with sporting events as India's 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers match against Qatar scheduled for 26 March has now been postponed due to the spread of the deadly virus.