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AFC bans two players for doping violations

Kuala Lumpur, August 09, 2014: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee has handed out two-year bans to two players for doping offenses pursuant to the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations. Avchiev Takhir of Kyrgyzstan and Doan Ngoc Hao of Vietnam had both tested positive for banned substances, a violation under Article 5 of

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U16 Championship Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, July 25, 2014: AFC U-16 Championship Thailand 2014, The media accreditation process for the AFC U-16 Championship Thailand 2014 is now open. The accreditation window will close on September 1, 2014. The 16-team competition will be played from September 6 to 20, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Media wishing to cover

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Goal-line technology in the spotlight at Maracana

Lausanne, June 10, 2014: Goal-line technology (GLT) was on show at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today as FIFA and GoalControl GmbH held a media event to demonstrate how the technology works. Members of the media from around the world had an opportunity to see the GoalControl-4D technology in action,

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Unity and solidarity prevails at AFC Extraordinary Congress

Sao Paulo, June 9, 2014: The AFC Extraordinary Congress was proof of AFC’s unity and solidarity. The Congress approved the amendments to the AFC Statutes proposed by the AFC Member Associations relating to the formation of the Executive Committee. This amendment means that the individual elected as AFC President at the elective

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World Cup set to bring in more than $4bn

London, June 9, 2014: Is the World Cup, Fifa’s cash cow, losing its lustre? FIFA’s global showpiece is set to open against a backdrop of street protests, corruption claims, deaths of construction workers and the rise of national and international club competitions: But Sportcal, the sports market intelligence company, reveals in the

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FIFA World Cup 2014 from June 12

By: Rashid Ali Siddiqui, Karachi – Pakistan, June 03, 2014: FIFA World Cup 2014 will start from June 12 through July 13 with action-packed matches thrilling the spectators. Brazil and Croatia will participate in the opening match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo on 12 June. Germany will become the first

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AFC Expresses Concern over Intervention

Malaysia, May 26, 2014: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) wishes to express its concern in respect of the intervention by the Anti-Corruption Commission of the Republic of Maldives to investigate alleged misconduct in the sale of tickets of the AFC Challenge Cup tournament currently being held in the Maldives. While the AFC Challenge

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THE APPEAL OF JOSIP SIMUNIC IS REJECTED

Lausanne, May 12, 2014: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the appeal filed by the Croatian football player Josip Simunic against the decision of the FIFA Appeal Committee issued on 21 February 2014. The CAS confirmed the sanction imposed by FIFA against the player, who remains suspended for ten official matches, the

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Gambia suspended from all competitions for two years

Cairo, May 3, 2014: The Executive Committee of the Confederation Africaine de Football under the chairmanship of CAF President, Issa Hayatou met on 29 and 30 April 2014, at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Fifteen (15) points were on the agenda including revision of the regulations of the Orange Africa Cup

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AFC President Sheikh Salman marks one year

Kuala Lumpur, May 2, 2014: Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has vowed to build on the positive achievements over the past year as the FIFA Executive Committee member from Bahrain marks his first anniversary as AFC President on Friday. Under the banner of unity and with a mission to reunite a