Asian football's governing body says it's determined to stamp out corruption amid renewed uncertainty about former president Mohamed bin Hammam's fate.
The Asian Football Confederation says most of its executive committee pledged support on Thursday for acting president Zhang Jilong and preventing abuses of power.
A statement from Jilong claims that new disciplinary proceedings against Bin Hammam signalled 'there is no place for unethical practices anymore in AFC'.
The AFC this week imposed a 30-day suspension of Bin Hammam after fresh allegations of bribery and mismanagement.
However, Bin Hammam won his case on Thursday against a life ban for allegedly bribing voters while challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says FIFA's investigation failed to find conclusive evidence, though CAS isn't convinced Bin Hammam is innocent.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni has urged his players to take inspiration from the best clubs in Europe going into FIFA World Cup qualifying.