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SportBusiness spoke to Dato' Windsor John, general secretary of the Asian Football Confederation, about how the organisation has dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic and how it sees a brighter future, with a commercial rights contract getting underway and a Women's World Cup coming to the region in 2023.

Football Marketing Asia CEO Patrick Murphy explains the rebrand of his agency and the change of gear within the business this year, and provides a progress report on its Asian Football Confederation project.

Benoit Pasquier has been the Asian Football Confederation’s general counsel and director of legal affairs since 2013.

With top sponsors jumping ship, Football Federation Australia’s new CEO James Johnson faces a tough start to his new role. But there is confidence he has the know-how to turn things around. John Duerden reports.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: AFC tenders commercial rights; China sends record numbers to Winter Olympics; and Alibaba starts activating Olympic sponsorship

Qatar's capital Doha will host this year's Asian Football Confederation Champions League final, on December 19. The final is usually played over two legs but will be a single match this year

Asian football's governing body the AFC said player welfare was its "main priority" after criticism from the global players' union that it had been slow to provide support for players since the coronavirus…

The Asian Football Confederation has announced that the outstanding East Zone Asian Champions League matches this season will be played in Doha, Qatar

Vietnamese telco FPT Telecom has acquired the media rights for Asian Football Confederation competitions in the 2021-24 period, in a deal brokered by the Football Marketing Asia agency

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The Asian Champions League has been transformed in recent years, but there is still a long way to go if the tournament is to fulfil its potential for Asian football’s stakeholders. John Duerden reports.