EAFF accepts Northern Mariana Islands FA

The Executive Committee of the East Asian Football Federation, a regional affiliate of the Asian Football Confederation, has decided to include the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association as a provisional member. A provisional member does not have voting rights but otherwise is given the same rights as other member associations.

The EAFF also confirmed the dates for the men’s and women’s EAFF Championship which will be held in 2008. The men’s preliminary competition will take place from 15-24 June 2007 in Macau and the Finals will be hosted by China in February 2008. The preliminary competition for the women’s competition will be held from 9-16 July 2007 in Guam with the Finals taking place at the same time as the mens'.

The committee also approved a joint youth tournament with the ASEAN Football Federation next year.