KATHMANDU, March 1: The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match between Nepal and Bahrain will not be held at the Dasharath Stadium as the one and  only international stadium of Nepal does not meet the required standards to host international tournaments, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a letter written to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA).

KUALA LUMPUR, April 14: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has postponed all soccer games and competitions scheduled for May and June until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, the continental governing body said on Tuesday.

MALAYSIA, Jan 22: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has shifted two preliminary matches in its elite club competition from Iran to neutral venues because of security concerns, Asian soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The match between Nepal and Kuwait under the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be not held at Dasharath Stadium following the objection of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

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KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has slapped All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) a fine of $35000 for inappropriately granting licenses to different clubs to participate in the AFC Cup 2019.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22: Next week’s AFC Cup final between North Korea’s 4.25 SC and Lebanon’s Al Ahed will be played in Shanghai instead of Pyongyang due to sanctions affecting the North, the Asian Football Confederation said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: A 31-member national football team including 23 players left for Jordan on Thursday to participate in the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifier.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A late goal from Nigerian forward Oluwawunmi Somide Adelaja helped Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League champion Manang Marshyangdi Club salvage a 2-2 draw against I-League champion Minerva Punjab as the team registered its first point in the AFC Cup in Odisha on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepal U-19 women’s football team has suffered a humiliating 11-1 defeat at the hands of Australia in the first match of the second round of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship in Myanmar on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nepal national women’s football team has ended its 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament campaign with a 2-1 consolation win over Indonesia in Mandalay on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal women national football team has started the Asian qualifier with a humbling 3-1 defeat against Myanmar women in the round 2 qualification for Asia Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Olympic Football Tournament, Tokyo, in the second group A match played at Mandalay in Myanmar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal and Oman are set to contest in the first game of the qualifying round for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Football Championship to be held in Thailand in 2020.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Nepal and Oman are contesting in the first game of the qualifier round of the AFC U-23 Football Championship to be held in Thailand in 2020.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A representative from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to take stock of the situation leading to deferral of the elections of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), which was scheduled for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A 20-man national football squad has been announced for the final Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Asian Qualifiers match against Yemen in Doha, Qatar on March 27. Nepal’s qualifications chances are over reeling at the bottom of the table with two points whereas Yemen, on seven points, is vying for top spot finish in the Group F.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nepal U-19 has lost by four goals against Bahrain U-19 in second group A match of the AFC U-19 championship qualifiers at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Nepal U-19 is set to face Bahrain U-19 in second group A match of the AFC U-19 championship qualifiers at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Nepali A Division Club New Road Team (NRT) with the financial support of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is set to construct a training ground in Tarakeshwar of Kathmandu.National Sports Council (NSC)’s member-secretary Keshav Kumar Bista laid the foundation stone at the construction site on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal U-19 has suffered defeat in their opening Group A match against host nation Kyrgyzstan for the AFC U-19 championships qualification at Bishkek.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal U-19 is into the second half of their Group A match against host nation Kyrgyzstan AFC U-19 qualifiers at Bishkek. Nepal is trailing by a goal scored by Krygyz's Borubaev Gulzhigit on 21' minutes.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Nepal U-19 has started their Group A match against host nation Kyrgyzstan AFC U-19 qualifiers at Bishkek.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: ANFA’s executive committee meeting on Monday has decided to correspond with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to send Three Star Club to take part in the next edition of AFC Cup play-off qualifiers.

KUALA LAMPUR, Oct 13: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has commended the contributions made by the Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police in its investigation of match fixing in the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Metropolitan Crime Division of the Nepal Police was officially recognized on Friday by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for its crucial help in match-fixing investigations in the country.

KATHMANDU, August 15: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 'A' Coaching Certificate Course organized by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) under the auspices of the AFC kicked off at the ANFA Complex on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The Nepal U-23 football team wrapped up its AFC U-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers with a 2-0 defeat to Lebanon on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Nepal suffered a 2-0 defeat with Lebanon in the final match of Group D qualification for the AFC U-23 Championship on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 12: As Nepal takes on Yemen at the Halchok-based Armed Police Force (APF) ground for a match to be held under the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification round tomorrow, Nepali team head coach Koji Gyotoku is hopeful that the team would give an 'outstanding' performance.

Nepal to host AFC U-16 qualifiers

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KATHMANDU, April 21: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has unveiled the draw for upcoming qualifiers of AFC U-16 Championship 2018 and AFC U-19 Championship 2018 scheduled for September 16 to 24 and October 31 to November 8 respectively.

Nepal to face UAE in AFC U-23 opener

March 17, 2017 18:32 pm

KATHMANDU, March 17: Nepal is set to begin its AFC U23 2018 qualifiers taking on United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first group-stage match on July 19. Nepal was drawn in the group D alongside host UAE, Uzbekistan and Lebanon.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 15: The Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and North Korea, which was postponed last week due to strained relations between the two countries, has been rescheduled to June 8, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Wednesday.

ANFA to implement AFC club licensing

February 13, 2017 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) is set to enforce AFC Club Licensing for the first division clubs from this year as per the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) provisions. Though the licensing provision will be implemented from the current year, it will be made compulsory only from 2018 according to ANFA's CEO Indraman Tuladhar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: All Nepal Football Association on Thursday revealed a list of preliminary 36 players for AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match against the Philippines.

KATHMANDU, December 27: Nepal has been provided with an opportunity to play in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: National football champion Three Star Club’s slim hopes of playing in the playoff rounds of the AFC Asia Cup got shattered after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday turned down All Nepal Football Association’s plea to include the team for the tournament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: National league champion Three Star Club has been deprived of its rights to compete in the playoff of the AFC Asia Cup due to negligence of All Nepal Football Association, the football governing body of the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal has lifted its first ever Asian football title defeating Macau in the final of the AFC Solidarity Cup held at Kuching, Malaysia on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Nepal has entered into the semifinals of AFC Solidarity Cup with a 3-0 victory against Brunei in its final group stage match on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Head coach of the Nepali national football team Gyotoku Koji has said that his team is targeting to clinch the title of AFC Solidarity Cup.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dismissed life ban appeals lodged by five Nepali footballers, including former national captain Sagar Thapa, implicated for fixing the outcome of international matches under the financial inducement of bookies.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: National league champion Ruslan Three Star Club has progressed to the final rounds of the AFC Cup play-off qualifiers as Group B champion. Three Star's entry to the next round was confirmed after home team Erchim FC of Mongolia overcame Cambodian outfit Nagaworld 1-0 in the last match of the group on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Ruslan Three Star club has left for Mongolia on Tuesday to take part in the AFC Cup play-off qualifiers. The national champion will take on Erchim FC and Nagaworld FC in the Group B qualifying matches.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Three Star Club has announced a 20-member squad for the upcoming AFC Cup play-off to be held in the third week of August.. The National League champion is flying to Mongolia on August 16.