(WFI) FIFA’s boss wants a discussion on expanding the 2022 tournament to 48 teams
Progress continues to be guided by the principles of good governance, integrity, and football growth.
April 19 – The collaborative bid from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. seems to be on the fast track for approval by FIFA.
March 30 – World Football’s governing body is adapting its qualification procedures to match its expanded 48-team World Cup.
Nov. 11 – INSIDER understands that “comprehensive documentation” about Sheikh Salman, including an assessment of allegations of human rights abuses, has been handed to FIFA’s electoral committee as part of integrity checks. Mark Bisson reports.
May 1 – It remains to be seen how the Asian Football Confederation Congress affects the FIFA presidential election later this month. But one thing is for sure, three of the four candidates will be relieved it is over if perhaps not so satisfied with how it went. John Duerden reports from Bahrain
(WFI) Asian football’s powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad is elected to FIFA’s ruling body at the AFC Congress – a role that enhances his status as one of the most influential figures in world sport. John Duerden reports from Bahrain.
April 30 – Sepp Blatter launched his final charm offensive at a confederation congress today before the FIFA presidential election on May 29. Mark Bisson reports.
March 10 – As Sepp Blatter turns 79, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein’s bid to oust the FIFA president gains further momentum after Bahrain and Brunei announce their support. Mark Bisson reports.
March 5 – Asian sports powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad is among seven candidates vying for three of the region’s seats on the FIFA Executive Committee, the Asian Football Confederation confirms.