June 3 – World Football INSIDER editor Mark Bisson weighs in on FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s shock resignation.
June 2 – FIFA denies claims in New York Times that Sepp Blatter aide Jerome Valcke was involved in the transfer of $10 million to its former vice president Jack Warner… Letter emerges indicating he was aware of payment. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 11 – The Australian president of sport’s highest court distances himself from a so-called FIFA whistleblower who alleged a FIFA ExCo member demanded “hard cash” from the Australian World Cup bid in exchange for his vote. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 19 – In a further twist in FIFA’s botched World Cup bidding investigation, world football’s governing body has submitted a criminal complaint to Switzerland’s attorney general in Berne… Eckert defends “whitewashing”… Blatter claims transparency. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 14 – FIFA’s 2018/2022 bidding investigation is thrown into turmoil after a row between its investigator and chief judge. Eckert report reaction from Russia 2018, Qatar 2022, Australia 2022, English FA chairman and FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 16 – Ex-AFC executive committee member Ganbold Buyannemekh is suspended for five years for “soliciting and accepting” bribes from disgraced former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam.
July 24 – Sepp Blatter met the Emir of Qatar in a low-key visit to the Gulf state’s capital that was short on publicity and outcomes. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 25 – The investigation by Michael Garcia into allegations of corruption in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race was nearly sabotaged by FIFA Executive Committee members, it emerged today.
March 20 – As FIFA Executive Committee members gather in Zurich, MLS commissioner Don Garber weighs in on the Qatar World Cup debate, saying a shift in dates could be a “monumental disaster”… FIFA’s top investigator interviews ExCo members in bidding probe. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
October 10 – Former FIFA Executive Committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando has been handed a life ban from following an investigation into corruption allegations… AFC publishes new-look code of ethics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.