AFC general secretary Windsor John said the change reflects the new stature of the competitions and will produce significant benefits for the body and its member associations.
"It is not only the name that will change as the AFC, in line with our vision and mission, will continue to enhance and invest in all our competitions to provide the best platform for Asia's talents at all levels in the coming years," he said.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
"It is time to make changes, without any kind of constraints," Autuori said in a statement published on the club's official website.
He also wished Kenyan athletes success as they head out to compete in the London Marathon on October 4. Enditem
Wang Yuanyuan (L) of Tianjin spikes the ball during the Group A match between Tianjin and Beijing at the 2020 Chinese Women's Volleyball Championship in Jiangmen, South China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
Chongqing Dangdai edged Shanghai SIPG 1-0, but Shanghai SIPG still managed to rank first in Suzhou division, and will take on Shanghai Shenhua in the second stage. Enditem
Sergio Ramos won the game for Madrid with an 82nd minute penalty awarded through VAR after Marc Bartra was judged to have handled a ball from Borja Mayoral, although nobody had appealed for the foul.
Eren Derdiyok (3rd R) of Pakhtakor celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League round of 16 match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Esteghlal of Iran in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. Pakhtakor was qualified for the quaterfinals after beating Esteghlal 2-1. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
Despite a difficult day, Hamilton retains the lead in the drivers' championship with 205 points, though Bottas has closed the gap and now sits second with 161 points, with Verstappen third on 128 points.