Bhutan joined the federation in and Afghanistan in Because of health issues inRodrigo Ranjith replaced Salahuddin as acting president for two months. Rankings are calculated by FIFA. The South Asian Football Federation runs several competitions on subcontinental level. The South Asian Football Federation announced in April that they had decided to start a new tournament for south asian football federation football club sides, the SAFF Club Championshipwith the inaugural edition to be held in Bangladesh from 1—15 September of the same year. Sri Lanka was supposed to host first edition in August A new possible start was set for South asian football federation but later announced that would see the first edition.