29/10/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirms that both the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts will be chosen on Dec. 2, following speculation that the cash-for-votes scandal that has sent shockwaves through football would delay the vote.
28/10/2010 The World Cup bid bribery scandal will dominate today’s FIFA Executive Committee meeting, one key point of discussion whether to delay the vote on the 2022 host… Poland’s Euro 2012 cities launch logos and prepare for huge promotional effort… Argentina games called off… Tickets selling quickly for AFC Asian Cup.
27/10/2010 Jacques Rogge calls for FIFA to take a hard line against corruption in the World Cup bid contest in what is seen as football’s equivalent of the IOC’s Salt Lake City bribery crisis… Franz Beckenbauer believes Australia’s major event experience is a huge plus in its 2022 bid campaign.
1/10/2010 Tottenham Hotspur are looking to put one over their London rivals West Ham with their bid to take over the 2012 Olympic Stadium after the Games… South Africa to bid for 2013 Women’s World Cup… Brazil office for SPORT+MARKT… Leaders in Football sold out
2/8/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
11/7/2010 Andres Iniesta’s extra-time goal sealed Spain’s first ever world title. The Euro 2008 champions beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a bad-tempered World Cup final at Soccer City. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.
8/7/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter tells World Football INSIDER he is impressed with the new Brazil 2014 logo launched today. Brazilian football legend Pele was conspicuous by his absence from the grand unveiling. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.
18/12/09 Ukrainian watchdog slams construction of final venue; Domenech confirmed as French World Cup manager; Serbian Minister promises hooligan crackdown; Blatter reiterates technology stance.
19/11/09 FIFA reacts to the furore over Henry’s blatant handball that helped France beat the Republic of Ireland to qualify for the World Cup… 32 teams in Dec. 4 World Cup finals draw
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has signed an accord with FIFA President Sepp Blatter setting out effective cooperation on European issues; also offering his support for FIFA’s 6 + 5 proposals.