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 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). Led by the AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, the AFC launched its Vision and Mission on
January 28, 2016 in Doha, Qatar, setting out its ambitions of being the world’s leading Confederation as well as having more successful Asian teams on the world stage and confirming football as the number one sport in the continent.
The new Vision and Mission tagline – One Asia, One Goal – signifies the core values of unity professionalism and leadership. In addition to developing and regulating the game, upholding the integrity and laws of the game, boosting grassroots and youth football and conducting top-level competitions, the AFC also works closely with its Member Associations and key stakeholders to bring to life its objectives under its Vision and Mission.