April 4 – FIFA’s clean-up under new president Gianni Infantinio is dealt a blow after a member of its ethics committee is placed under investigation for business links to a vice president charged with corruption. Mark Bisson reports.
March 29 – Gianni Infantino backs 2030 World Cup bid from Argentina and Uruguay and seeks assurances about CONMEBOL reforms… FIFA chief “saddened” by suicide attack at Iraqi stadium.
In a landmark agreement, the Federação Paulista de Futebol (FPF), which manages all the official football tournaments within the state of São Paulo in Brazil, has brought in Sportradar’s award-winning Fraud Detection System to cover over 200 football matches in 2016 and 2017. This partnership marks the first time that any match-fixing detection service has
Feb. 18 – The FIFA Ethics Committee wants to keep Luis Bedoya and Sergio Jadue away from football for the rest of their lives. Kevin Nutley reports.
(WFI) Even Lionel Messi needs some time off every now and then..
Jan. 27 – INSIDER understands that Gianni Infantino is demanding an apology from the communications director of the European Parliament for “falsely” suggesting he failed to show up for today’s FIFA forum because it was “unethical”. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan 8 – Paraguay authorities raided CONMEBOL headquarters Friday in relation to investigations into corruption at FIFA. Kevin Nutley reports.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed the appeal in relation to the 4-match suspension for Neymar Jr.
March 5 – Sepp Blatter’s bid for a fifth term as FIFA president was dealt a knock when the CONMEBOL Congress failed to endorse his ambitions. Mark Bisson reports.
March 4 – Sepp Blatter delivers a charm offensive at a CONMEBOL reception in Paraguay, as his three rivals seek to halt his seemingly unassailable quest to win a fifth term as FIFA chief. Mark Bisson reports.