April 17 – Disgraced former Asian football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam bids to overturn his lifetime ban from football this week at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Dec. 23 – A nine-member normalisation committee appointed by FIFA will attempt to straighten out the Caribbean Football Union… More matches, arrests for Italian match-fixing investigation… China’s best-known referee admits rigging matches. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Nov. 21 – Former Dominica FA president Patrick John says he will fight his two-year ban handed down by FIFA, as the fallout from the Mohamed Bin Hammam bribery scandal continues to taint the reputation of the region’s football authorities. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Oct. 19 – Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner says video evidence of him allegedly offering $40,000 cash bribes on behalf of Mohamed Bin Hammam “simply fell flat” and promises a “tsunami” will soon hit world football’s governing body.
(WFI) Ethics proceedings against a dozen Caribbean Football Union officials end with warnings, small fines and a couple of short-term bans. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 17 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Talks break down between La Liga and Spanish players’ union… CONCACAF general secretary admits to payouts but denies wrongdoing… Belize gets FIFA green light to continue World Cup qualifying.
Aug. 11 – A total of 16 Caribbean Football Union members are the sport’s latest officials to fall under investigation by the increasingly busy FIFA Ethics Committee. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
July 27 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Goal-line technology decision coming in March 2012, says FIFA president Sepp Blatter … Pele named ambassador for 2014 World Cup … Rio prepares for preliminary draw … FIFA vice president urges AFC president not to drag out appeal.
July 22 – Mohamed Bin Hammam today failed to show up for his ethics committee hearing into bribery allegations. In a statement, he said he expected to be found guilty on Saturday and warned that he’ll drag the case through the appeals courts in a bid to clear his name. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 15 – FIFA whistleblower tells INSIDER he is confident his response to complaints of “contempt and slander” from Caribbean Football Union leaders will clear him of any wrongdoing… A source close to bribery probe into Jack Warner and Mohamed Bin Hammam says CFU officials “may reconsider” previous statements when questioned. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.