Feb. 25 – Thailand’s Worawi Makudi and Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa are the latest football bigwigs to confirm their intentions to stand for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 19 – Chuck Blazer, the US official whose bribery allegations brought down CONCACAF’s Jack Warner and Asian football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam, is in no mood to talk about his career highs and lows before he steps down from FIFA’s executive committee. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 29 – Qatar 2022 dismiss France Football’s allegations of corruption linked to the Gulf state’s World Cup bid and say its leaders have nothing to fear from a new FIFA investigation into its successful campaign. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 13 – Ethics investigator Michael J. Garcia says “case closed” to FIFA’s latest bribery allegations against Mohammed Bin Hammam.
July 19 – Sepp Blatter’s mission to clean-up FIFA has been dealt a humiliating blow after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Mohamed Bin Hammam’s lifetime ban, citing “insufficient evidence”… FIFA responds, calling for Asian football chiefs to hand over a dossier alleging new allegations of financial wrongdoing involving the Qatari. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
(WFI) INSIDER is told that Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari fighting a FIFA lifetime ban for bribery in world football’s biggest ever corruption scandal, will learn if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been successful later this morning. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 17 – Sepp Blatter says US lawyer Michael J. Garcia, appointed today as lead prosecutor for FIFA’s two-chamber ethics body, will be free to examine the ISL scandal and investigate allegations of bribery that tarnished the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 12 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa is set to join United Arab Emirates FA president Yousuf Al-Serkal in a battle for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation if Mohamed Bin Hammam loses his corruption appeal later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 14 – Two former Chinese football chiefs and a number of former national team players have been handed jail sentences in the country’s latest crackdown on corruption… Worldwide players’ union FIFPro calls for stakeholders in European football to unite in the fight against match-fixing. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 26 – FIFA has issued an 11-point code of conduct for players and officials that calls on the football family worldwide to “reject and condemn all forms of bribery and corruption”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports