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World Cup Canada 2014 match schedule unveiled

Montreal – Canada: The official match schedule for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 was unveiled today at the City Hall of Montreal just less than one year before the start of the competition. The opening match with hosts Canada will take place on 5 August 2014 at the National


Media accreditation for the AFC U-16 Women

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, August 9, 2013: Media accreditation for the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2013 China is now open. The accreditation window will close on September 18, 2013. The 12-team competition will be played from September 26 to October 6, 2013, in Nanjing, China. Media wishing to cover this event must


Denounces attack on fans in Pakistan

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia, August 9, 2013: AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has called for an end to the attacks on sports events, especially football, in the continent. Expressing deep anguish at the death of eight football fans in Pakistan’s Karachi city in a bomb blast after a four-a-side


AFC Asian Cup 2019 bid workshop in Sept 2013

Kuala Lumpur, August 6, 2013: AFC will organise a two-day workshop on September 10 and 11 for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 bidding Member Associations in the Malaysian capital to explain the further processes involved in hosting the continent’s flagship competition. Information on the rights, roles and responsibilities, AFC’s requirements and other


Many candidates to host FIFA Congress

Zurich – Switzerland: FIFA welcomes the high level of interest in hosting the FIFA Congresses in 2016 and 2017. The 209 member associations were invited to submit a declaration of interest by the end of June 2013 and the procedure has been very successful, with a long list of candidates to host


AFC VP Moya Dodd vows to help AFC MAs

Kuala Lumpur, July 30, 2013: AFC Vice-President Moya Dodd has vowed to work for the development of the game in the continent in her additional role as the co-opted member of the FIFA Executive Committee. Dodd, who finished runners-up in the historic vote for a seat at the FIFA ExCo in May,


AFC to set up Ethics Committee

Manama – Bahrain, July 22, 2013: In its bid to root out corruption and wrongdoing on and off the pitch in the continent, the AFC Executive Committee endorsed the formation of an Ethics Committee on the lines of FIFA on Monday. In its maiden meeting under the chairmanship of Shaikh Salman bin


Football: Highest AFC accolade for Dr. Chung

Manama, July 22, 2013: The AFC Executive Committee, in its first meeting under the chairmanship of AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, decided to confer the AFC Diamond of Asia award on former FIFA Vice-President Dr. Chung Mong-joon. Highlighting the Korean football administrator’s contribution to Asian football, Shaikh Salman said:


FIFA World Cup™ ticket sales kick off worldwide

Zurich – Switzerland, July 19, 2013: The long-awaited sale of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets will start on 20 August 2013 at 12.00 CET (07.00 BRT) via For international football fans, ticket prices start at USD 90 for the group-stage matches in category 3 (apart from the opening match, which costs


Accreditation Open of the UEFA Super Cup Final

Nyon – Switzerland, July 15, 2013: The Accreditation and Media booking application period for the UEFA Super Cup Final – Prague 2013 will be opened on Monday, 22nd of July 2013 (00h01 CET) and will close on Monday 19th of August (23h59 CET). Media representatives and Event Non Rights Holders can apply