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Japan and Qatar will compete in 2019 Copa America

The 2019 Copa America in Brazil will include Japan and Qatar but no teams from North America will participate.

South, North Korea hesitate to unified football team at Asian Games

South Korea appears to be reluctant to form a unified football team with North Korea at the upcoming Asian Games, a report by the country’s new agency indicates.

FIFA lifts 30-year ban on Iraq

FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches.

Saudi offers to fund new Iraq football stadium

Saudi Arabia has offered to fund a new football stadium in Iraq, as FIFA prepares to decide whether to lift its ban on Iraq hosting competitive international matches.

World Cup: FIFA chief sets VAR ruling for next month

FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said football's governing body will decide next month whether to officially endorse the video assistant referee, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.

CAF chief Ahmad confident that Afro-Asian Cup will return

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad has revealed that talks are progressing well regarding the return of the Afro-Asian Club Championship.

No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar football matches – AFC

Saudi Arabia must host Qatar's football teams during the Asian Champions League for home fixtures next month and allow Saudi teams to travel to the neighbouring state for away matches despite the Gulf diplomatic crisis, according to the ruling of Asia's football governing body.

North Korea slams sanctions for blocking sports activities

North Korea protested Thursday that its sports activities were being blocked as a result of US-led sanctions, just days after Australia denied visas to North Korean football players.

Crisis-torn Syria eyes World Cup debut

Syria will rely on their trademark fighting spirit to keep their World Cup “miracle” alive against Australia on Tuesday, as the Socceroos look to ride a wave of home support.

China FA bans Villas-Boas for eight games over ref ‘insult’

China’s Football Association has slapped an eight-game touchline ban on Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for lobbing an “insult” at a referee, effectively ending his Super League season.

Villas-Boas fined $14,000 for Champions League blast

Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas escaped a touchline ban and was instead fined $14,000 on Tuesday over his “offensive” comments during the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, the Asian Football Confederation said.

Villas-Boas in hot water following Guangzhou outburst

The Asian Football Confederation said Thursday it was launching disciplinary action against Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas for his outburst after the epic Champions League quarter-final win over Guangzhou Evergrande this week.

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