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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
So, UEFA’s Under-21 championship kicked off on June 5 to decide which nation has the best “youth” players in Europe. This year, there’s a catch. The tournament is hosted by Israel which, of course, is not in Europe. Israel is bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria making it about as Middle East as you […]
If the Asian Football Confederation, the ASEAN nations, and especially Australia, want to distance themselves from Bin Hammam and a very murky way of doing business then in pushing Worawi Makudi they have clearly – quite clearly – gone for the wrong man.