South-West Asia football federation has been recently formed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to create "the largest Asian football tournament in the region".
The members of the new body include Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Yemen and Oman from the West Asian bloc and India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives from the South Asian bloc.
According to Indian Express, Nepal and Bhutan are not part of the new body.
It will reportedly be headed by Saudi Arabian FA chief Adel Ezzat until its first general assembly which will be held after the World Cup.
International relationship head at ANFA, Nabin Pande said that the FA was interested to join the newly formed body.
"We will be happy to join bigger platform. I am sure we can join later", Said Pande, who is now in Germany with other ANFA officials.
With the formation of South-West Asia football federation, importance of SAFF has been diminished.
SAFF general secy Anwarul Huq said he couldn't elaborate more about the new development.
Afghanistan has already moved to Central Asia football federation (CAFF) in 2015.
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