The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is the governing body of Asian football and one of the six Confederations making up FIFA.
Formed in 1954 in Manila on the sidelines of the second Asian Games,
the AFC was sanctioned by FIFA in Berne, Switzerland on June 21 of that
The AFC is now headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and consists
of 46 Member Associations and one Associate Member Association (The
Northern Mariana Islands). Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of
Bahrain is the AFC President.
The AFC is responsible for running football in Asia. Among its
various responsibilities are: regulating the game, drafting new laws to
improve the sport, implementing the law, boosting grassroots and youth
football, and conducting major competitions.