May 26 – INSIDER understands that Australia’s sports minister Mark Arbib is closely watching developments at FIFA following calls in some quarters for a re-vote for the 2022 World Cup if bribery allegations against Qatar are proven. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 19 – Sepp Blatter confirms the whistleblower who claims $1.5 million bribes were paid to two Ex-Co members by Qatar will be interviewed by FIFA. He also refuses to rule out re-running the vote for the 2022 tournament. INSIDER understands the whistleblower is a former media officer with the Qatar bid. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and James Corbett report.
May 12 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces one of his greatest ever demands for accountability, after being called to give evidence to a British parliamentary inquiry into football governance… Jacques Anouma “strongly refutes” allegations he received cash from the Qatar 2022 bid. INSIDER’s James Corbett and Mark Bisson report.