The President of the Asian Football Confederation commented on the issue of the transfer of the Confederation
Moscow, February 2 – The president of the Asian Football Confederation, Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, said that the issue of the transfer of the Russian Football Union (RFU) has not yet been formally considered.
In December, the Executive Committee of the Russian Football Union, in view of the suspension of international competitions, discussed the issue of transition from UEFA to the Asian Football Confederation. Later, the Russian Federation, together with UEFA, established a working group whose goal was to develop a roadmap for the return of Russian teams to international tournaments.
Speaking at the AFC conference in Bahrain, Saudi Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said he saw no problem with Russia joining Asian football.
The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on January 25 called for the return of Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions in a neutral position, while proposing that athletes who actively supported the special operation not be allowed into Ukraine. Later, the Olympic Council of Asia invited Russian and Belarusian athletes to participate in the Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8.
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