Tag Archives: AFC

Same Old Scene: The Asian Football Confederation Re-hires Alex Soosay, Who Resigned After Corruption Allegations

If ever there was a damning example that football officials are not serious about corruption within their ranks then please direct your attention to the Asian Football Confederation.

The Kids Playing Soccer Killed by a Suicide Bomber That You Didn’t Create a Hashtag For

We hit the # key and created a hashtag so we could all be Charlie Hebdo, whoever he was. A few months later we prayed for Paris and turned Facebook profile pictures red, white, and blue because we can imagine going to a cafe, or restaurant, or concert but not imagine being blown up or shot […]

Sheikh Salman, Silence, Support, & An Old Face Guide the FIFA Election

More than 150 Bahraini athletes, coaches, and referees were jailed after a special committee, chaired by Sheikh Salman who was then head of the Bahrain Football Association, allegedly identified them from photos of protests.

How Low Can FIFA Go? Will Alleged Human Rights Abuser Sheikh Salman Replace Blatter?

After the 2011 pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain that left over 30 people dead were suppressed by the government, human rights groups allege Sheikh Salman was involved in identifying athletes involved in protests who were then imprisoned and tortured.

The latest revelation about the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups include spies

Spies, Lies, and Double Agents: The World Cup Bids Get Crazier

Their own spying campaign against their rivals was matched by similar tactics by the Russia 2018 bid. The sources said they had received assistance from Britain’s official security services to set up surveillance countermeasures because they feared Russia was spying on them when they met with voters to ask them to back the England 2018 bid.

Bin Hammam and Blatter.

If Qatar 2022 Actually Is A Scandal, It Won’t Be The Only One

So, I confess. I kissed Mohammed Bin Hammam and at the time it was, well, just OK. But who knew what it would lead to?

Palestinian fans (don't yet) celebrate hosting the 2019 Asian Cup.

Good Morning Israel, Palestine wants to host the next Asian Cup

Buried way down deep in a press release from the Asian Football Confederation was a real life actual scoop. The maligned and almost non-existent Palestine Football Association wants to host the next Asian Cup.