UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FROM CAFA FOR SHAIKH SALMAN AS AFC PRESIDENT

The Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) today announced its unanimous support for AFC President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa’s re-election at the 29th AFC Congress to be held in Kuala Lumpur on April 6, 2019. CAFA, which represents six Central Asian Member Associations - Afghanistan, IR Iran, Kyrgyz Republic,...

Teams ready to challenge for Thailand 2020 berths

Uzbekistan and Vietnam captured the imagination of the Continent with fabulous campaigns in 2018 and Asia's future stars will be hoping to replicate that in the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers which kick off on Friday. The Qualifiers will see 43 teams jostling for 15 spots to next January's...

AFC President expresses condolences on passing of former Uzbekistan FA President Mirabror Usmanov

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has expressed his condolences on the passing of Mirabror Usmanov, the former President of the Uzbekistan Football Association. Shaikh Salman paid tribute to the immense contributions of Mr Usmanov, who was the Uzbekistan Football Association President from 2006-17...

Preview — Group B: Lokomotiv (UZB) v Al Wahda (UAE)

Uzbekistan’s Lokomotiv will start their fifth successive AFC Champions League campaign with a home tie against the United Arab Emirates’ Al Wahda in Group B at Lokomotiv Stadium on Monday. The Uzbek champions, who defeated AGMK FC 2-1 to win the Uzbekistan Super Cup last week, have won the league...

Preliminary Stage — 2nd Leg: FC Ahal 1-0 FC Alay

Merdan Gurbanov's first half strike secured FC Ahal a 1-0 win over FC Alay of Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday, with the Turkmenistan club advancing to the 2019 AFC Cup Central Zone Play-off on a 3-1 aggregate score. Ahal came into the match with the upperhand, having secured a 2-1 first...

Preliminary Stage — 1st Leg: FC Alay 1-2 FC Ahal

Abdy Bashimov struck twice in the first half to secure Turkmenistan’s FC Ahal a 2-1 win against FC Alay of Kyrgyz Republic in their 2019 AFC Cup Central Zone Preliminary Stage first leg at the Akhmatbek Suyinbaev Stadium on Wednesday. The two sides had met in the 2018 edition, where...