12/11/2010 FIFA has shown the clearest sign yet that it will take decisive action against the two executive committee members embroiled in the cash-for-votes corruption scandal. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports on a busy week for the World Cup bids and examines the track record of the FIFA Ethics Committee.
29/10/2010 As Sepp Blatter attempts to put the troubled World Cup bidding process to rights, an INSIDER poll reveals huge support for Korea’s Chung Mong-joon to replace him as the next president of FIFA. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
29/10/2010 Blatter says holding the vote on 2018/2022 World Cups on the same day “not right”… FIFA awaits decision on corruption cases… Dec. 2 vote to proceed as scheduled… Sao Paulo’s 2014 World Cup plans still a worry for FIFA. INSIDER’s Marta Falconi reports from Zurich.
28/10/2010 UEFA tells INSIDER it has launched legal proceedings against Spyros Marangos amid fresh revelations in the Italian press that Poland-Ukraine bought the right to host the 2012 European Championships with nearly $14 million worth of bribes. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
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.
20/10/2010 Sepp Blatter faces the biggest challenge of his FIFA presidency as he grapples with the World Cup bid bribery scandal involving two executive committee members that threatens to throw the bid race into chaos and ruin his legacy. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
18/10/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
17/10/2010 FIFA launches an investigation into allegations that two FIFA Executive Committee members offered to sell their votes for cash in the competition to host the 2018 World Cup.
23/2/2010 FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan respond angrily to reports that England’s training base is a “dump” but admit there is still much work to do to prepare for the tournament… Two Chinese teams relegated in corruption scandal.