5 countries in race to host soccer’s 2027 Asian Cup

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Uzbekistan has joined India, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in the…

Japan out of 2023 Women’s WCup; Australia-NZ bid favored

TOKYO (AP) — Japan pulled out of bidding to host soccer’s 2023 Women’s World Cup on…

FIFA ranks Australia-New Zealand as best 2023 World Cup bid

ZURICH (AP) — The Australia and New Zealand joint bid was the highest rated by FIFA…

AFC urged to mandate human rights into 2027 Asian Cup bids

A global activist group urged Asia’s soccer body on Wednesday to mandate respecting human rights into…

Sports court hears UAE challenge to Qatar’s Asian Cup title

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An appeal by United Arab Emirates soccer officials that could strip Qatar…

10-man Jeonbuk draws 2-2 with Sydney FC in Asian CL

SYDNEY (AP) — Han Kyo-won’s goal in the 89th minute gave 10-man Jeonbuk Motors a 2-2…

Two Laos soccer players banned for life over match-fixing

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has found two Laos national team players…

India set to host 2022 Asian Cup in women’s soccer

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — India is set to host another international tournament in women’s soccer…

Homeless club Beijing Guoan wins Asian Champs League opener

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Beijing Guoan started China’s campaign in the Asian Champions League by…

Asian Champions League games with Chinese clubs postponed

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian Champions League soccer games involving Chinese clubs were postponed Tuesday…

Iranian clubs agree hosting plan for Asian Champions League

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Iranian soccer clubs reached a compromise with Asian Champions League organizers…

Olympic soccer, boxing qualifiers in China affected by virus

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Olympic qualifying events in two sports were moved from the Chinese…

James Johnson named new CEO of Football Federation Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — The former head of professional football at FIFA has been named the new…

Akram Afif, Saki Kumagai win Asian player of the year awards

HONG KONG (AP) — Qatar forward Akram Afif and Japan captain Saki Kumagai have been named…

Protests force Lebanon-NKorea game into empty stadium

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Amid month-long anti-government protests, Lebanon will host North Korea in an…