April 20 – 2022 World Cup hosts will stage a charity match in December for victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami… Cafu is working on initiative with Qatar football leaders, including Asian football boss and FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

March 30 – Japan beat J. League TEAM AS ONE 2-1 in fundraiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunami… Indonesian sports minister withdraws all government support for PSSI until new management is brought in… Bitter rivals Iraq and Iran meet in AFC’s second round qualifiers for London Olympics.