(WFI) New World Cup dates could conflict with Winter Olympics … Michael Jackson statue to come down … Liberia disciplined by FIFA.
31/12/10 A separatist militant will serve 24 years in jail for his role in the deadly attack on a bus carrying Togo’s football team during the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola… The 23-man squads are finalised for countries taking part in the AFC Asian Cup in Qatar… Australia will get its consolation prize next week after losing out on the 2022 World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
25/1/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter calls for wholesale reform of the Africa Cup of Nations and condemns Algeria’s infamous goalless draw.
9/1/2010 Togo withdraw from the tournament after the machine-gun attack on their team bus which claimed three lives, as the Angolan government increases security for the competition starting Sunday.
8/1/2010 A gun attack on the Togo national team bus ahead of the African Cup of Nations in Angola raises security fears for other players and spectators at the tournament starting Sunday. Manchester City confirmed that their Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor escaped without injury.
29/12/09 Club president Florentino Perez dismisses report saying Manchester City owner has offered to buy the club… Pierluigi Collina wants FIFA president to introduce video technology… Stadiums open for African Cup of Nations.
22/12/09 Football-related arrests for violence in England and Wales fell last season… Launch of official match ball for African Cup of Nations in Angola… U.S. Soccer renews partnership with Prozone.
15/12/09 Less than one month before the tournament kicks off, there are major concerns the host nation will not be ready. Stadiums and transport infrastructure projects are incomplete and tickets have not gone on sale yet.