(WFI) China has launched ambitious plans to become a “football superpower” by 2050. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 17 – New York Cosmos pitch $400 million multi-use development with 25,000-seat stadium … Out with the old, in with the new at Chinese Football Association … More inside this Newsdesk …
June 1 – South Korean carmaker becomes biggest backer of Chinese football… English Premier League remains European football’s best moneymaker… Epson, Makita and Toyota renew with Asian Football Confederation. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
July 6 – Dalian Wanda chairman Jianlin Wang unveils massive investment deal with Chinese FA… Says people comparing him to Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is insulting. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
10/12/10 FIFA warns Ghana’s government to stop meddling in the FA’s affairs or risk a ban from international football… Seven former Chinese FA officials are to be prosecuted on bribery and match-fixing charges… Oman seek Asian beach soccer title… Blatter responds to World Cup critics.
7/10/2010 “We know we need some new players, we know we need investment,” Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson said today as he welcomed the sale of the club to New England Sports Ventures… Manchester City’s Sheikh Mansour tops football rich list… German match-fixing trial… More inside.
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.
3/2/2010 New CEO of the Chinese FA promises big changes to stamp out corruption… Former Nike boss confirms intention to run for Barca presidency via Twitter feed… CONCACAF president Jack Warner visits Haiti.