Sept. 7 – Colin Gibson, former comms chief of the English FA, has taken up the same position at the Asian Football Confederation, INSIDER has learnt… AFC responds to Chung Mong-joon criticism. Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 3 – Former IOC director general Francois Carrard led a 12-person team in reform discussions for two days – but there was little progress reported.
June 19 – Suspended Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay resigns rather than fight off corruption allegations.
May 1 – It remains to be seen how the Asian Football Confederation Congress affects the FIFA presidential election later this month. But one thing is for sure, three of the four candidates will be relieved it is over if perhaps not so satisfied with how it went. John Duerden reports from Bahrain
(WFI) Asian football’s powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad is elected to FIFA’s ruling body at the AFC Congress – a role that enhances his status as one of the most influential figures in world sport. John Duerden reports from Bahrain.
April 30 – Sepp Blatter launched his final charm offensive at a confederation congress today before the FIFA presidential election on May 29. Mark Bisson reports.
March 12 – The AFC is the first confederation to begin qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Twelve of the continent’s national teams kick off their campaigns on Thursday.
March 12 – The United Arab Emirates beats out competition from Iran to land the 2019 Asian Cup.
March 5 – Asian sports powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad is among seven candidates vying for three of the region’s seats on the FIFA Executive Committee, the Asian Football Confederation confirms.
March 3 – Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will lead the Asian Football Confederation for the next four years – and becomes a FIFA vice president. Mark Bisson reports.