Feb 26 – Thailand’s scandal-hit FIFA ExCo official Worawi Makudi tells INSIDER he’s running for another term, saying his aim is to raise Asian football standards to European levels… Also comments on Blatter leadership and blasts critics of Qatar World Cup switch. Mark Bisson spoke to him.
April 17 – Bidding underway for 2016, 2017 tournaments … AFC presidential candidate distances himself from allegations of abuse in Bahrain … More inside this Newsdesk …
Sept. 29 – UEFA president applauds Council of Europe for recommending countries criminalise match-rigging… Hicham El Amrani is confirmed as secretary general of the Confederation of African Football… Asian Football Confederation supports a possible joint bid for 2030 World Cup.
May 9 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.