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 and sanctioned by FIFA in Berne Switzerland on June 21 of that year.
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 and Dato’ Alex Soosay is the AFC General Secretary.
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.