Asian Football Confederation (AFC)

A competition to design a 60,000-seat stadium in Dubai to host matches when the 2019 Asian Cup national team football tournament is staged in the United Arab Emirates has been launched, according to the Reuters news agency.

Football’s European governing body Uefa has led the calls for the scheduled election for the presidency of Fifa tomorrow (Friday) to be postponed amidst the crisis enveloping the sport’s global governing body.

World football’s governing body Fifa has today (Wednesday) issued an eight-year ban to former vice-president Reynald Temarii, while the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has suspended general secretary Alex Soosay amid further fallout from corruption scandals revolving around Qatari powerbroker Mohamed bin Hammam.

Kuwait’s Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has further solidified his status as one of sport’s key powerbrokers after being elected unopposed as one of Asia’s three ordinary representative’s on Fifa’s Executive Committee, as it was confirmed that Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa would continue as president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has awarded the hosting rights for the 2019 edition of its Asian Cup showpiece national team tournament to the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is set to retain his position as the head of Asian football after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today (Wednesday) confirmed he will stand unopposed for re-election as president of the continental governing body.