The new Vision and Mission tagline — One Asia, One Goal — signifies the core values of unity professionalism and leadership. In addition to developing and regulating the game, upholding the integrity and laws of the game, boosting grassroots and youth football and conducting top-level competitions, the AFC also works closely with its Member Associations and key stakeholders to bring to life its objectives under its Vision and Mission. Following the successful delivery of the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur in April and the AFC Extraordinary Congress in Paris two months later, the Asian Football Confederation has an exciting future — allowing it to build on the solid platform of stability and unity created since
When it comes to the Asian Cup however, there can be no complaints. Indeed when the captain of the one of the finalists calls for no more stupidity the day before the big game, then there is a problem. Yoshida had surely been expecting to lift the trophy in Abu Dhabi on Friday but it was Qatar who delivered a surprise and won the final — deservedly so.
The event was thereafter held in various Asian countries every four years, with an exception in when the quadrennial cycle was moved forward one year. The Asian Cup participants are determined through a series of competitions that winnow the field of AFC members down to Those 16 teams play in a four-group round-robin stage that is followed by a knockout tournament between the eight teams that qualified in the previous stage.
The year-old Tashima Hasebe, currently with German first-division side Eintracht Frankfurt, skippered the only Asian team to reach the knockout stage this year in Tashima praised Sheikh Salman's success in developing Asian soccer "both on and off the pitch" and for promoting commercial
Under the guidance of the AFC, Asian football continues to make giant strides forward in terms of quality and reach, and this commitment to success mirrors our drive and ambitions. Go to the Accessibility page Skip to main content. Book Book flights.
Sunil Chhetri has promised that the Indian players will be patient and fully back new coach Igor Stimac to implement his philosophy on the team. Oman coach Pim Verbeek resigned from the post on Wednesday with the former Australia and Korea boss calling time on a year managerial career. Qatar has joined a growing list of recent tournament winners - like Chile, Portugal and France - that functioned almost solely as the reactive team.
The first match featuring Molten balls will kick off on January 5, at the opening match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE — an event that enjoys a television reach of more than two billion people. We are excited to have teamed up with the supplier of world-class footballs, and look forward to seeing the partnership grow in line with our leading competitions. Through this new partnership, we are committed to working hand in hand with the AFC to provide football of the highest quality to support the growth and development of football in Asia.
It has 47 member countries, mostly located on the Asian and Australian continent, but excludes the transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia — AzerbaijanGeorgiaKazakhstanRussiaand Turkey — which are instead members of UEFA. Hong Kong and Macaualthough not independent countries both are Special administrative regions of Chinaare also members of the AFC. The main headquarters is located in Kuala LumpurMalaysia. The Asian Football Confederation was founded on 8 May
Bahrain's Sheikh Salman returned unopposed in the Asian Football Confederation's presidential election. Infantino also reiterated that negotiations were ongoing with Qatar to increase the number of World Cup teams from 32 to 48 in the tournament. He was elected to his first four-year term in
For the first time, the Asian Cup final tournament was contested by 24 teams, having been expanded from the team format that was used from to Under this new format, the finalists would contest a group stage consisting of six groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage of 16 teams. The host nation qualified for the final tournament automatically, while the remaining 23 places were determined among the other 45 national teams of the AFC through a qualifying competition running from topart of which also served as part of the FIFA World Cup qualification process for the confederation. The tournament was won for the first time by Qatarwho defeated Japan 3—1 in the Final.