June 24 – FIFA has hit back at a story in the Sunday Times alleging the salaries of its executive committee members has secretly been doubled. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 16 – Qatar World Cup organisers have gone on the offensive for the first time, issuing their strongest denial about allegations that former FIFA executive Mohamed Bin Hammam paid bribes to secure votes for the Gulf state’s bid. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 2 – FIFA faces renewed calls for a re-vote on the 2022 World Cup following new corruption allegations about the Qatar bid in a “bombshell cache” of millions of documents leaked to The Sunday Times… Qatar denies allegations… Asian football boss reacts. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 18 – Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and disgraced Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam are at the centre of new bribery allegations linked to voting for the Qatar World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
August 6 – AFC president Sheikh Salman denies deep divisions exist in Asian football as he restates his aims for his two-year term. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 1 – Twenty-four hours from the Asian Football Confederation presidential elections, one of the candidates Yousuf Al-Serkal has launched a blistering attack on rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa saying the Bahraini is “not fit” to run the AFC. James Corbett reports from Kuala Lumpur.
March 15 – FIFA’s ruling body meets next week to review the final batch of reform proposals aimed at improving the governance of world football’s governing body. But Mark Pieth believes the ExCo will oppose some of the recommendations. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 11 – FIFA bans executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando for 90 days pending outcome of an ethics probe… Ban handed down hours after Sri Lankan took part in meeting of 2015 Asian Cup committee of which he is deputy chair. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 6 – In an exclusive interview, Yousef Al Serkal tells INSIDER he’s confident of becoming the West Asian candidate for the AFC presidency. He also criticises Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa for neglecting the region and claims he has enough support to beat Thailand’s Worawi Makudi in the May 2 election. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 4 – Four candidates are to contest the Asian Football Confederation presidential election, the AFC confirms…Qatar 2022 World Cup chief Hassan Al Thawadi will stand against Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman for the FIFA Ex-Co seat. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.