Aug. 6 – Chung Mong-joon officially launches bid to replace Sepp Blatter later in August… Liberian FA chief’s FIFA presidential campaign fails to win support of African confederation. Mark Bisson reports.
July 29 – The UEFA president today launched his bid to replace Sepp Blatter at the helm of world football, pledging “to give FIFA back the dignity and the position it deserves”. Mark Bisson reports.
June 3 – As Sepp Blatter prepares to feel the heat from an FBI investigation into a decades-long bribery scandal, senior football executives are considering entering the race to replace him. Mark Bisson reports.
July 23 – Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman is spearheading a new two-chamber ethics committee similar to FIFA’s in a bid to move on quickly from the corruption-hit reign of his predecessor Mohamed Bin Hammam. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 7 – ECA wants FIFA to cut the number of international fixtures… Its president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (pictured) warns member clubs to take UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations seriously… Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon takes a pop at Sepp Blatter’s leadership in his memoir… Brazil 2014 qualifying latest.
April 5 – FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam uses a visit to Korea to appeal to Asia to unite behind his campaign to defeat Sepp Blatter, saying all confederations “must become united for a new face and a new candidate”… Outgoing FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon says the organisation lacks transparency. John Duerden reports from Seoul.
April 4 – INSIDER rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today. Including – Bin Hammam urges Blatter to “respect FIFA’s statutes and protect FIFA’s integrity”… Qatari to meet with outgoing FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon… Premier League chiefs face football governance inquiry… Record applications for Euro 2012 tickets. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
8/2/2011 Outgoing FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon says AFC boss Mohamed Bin Hammam is set to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency in June. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
18/1/2011 Asian Football Confederation vice president Zhang Jilong tells INSIDER there is no split within the confederation, after three of the AFC’s most powerful nations were left without representation on the FIFA Executive committee. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
15/1/2011 Sepp Blatter remains confident of seeing off any potential rivals and retaining for another four years the presidency he has held since 1998, but is his powerful position all that it seems? PLUS week in review. By INSIDER’s James Corbett.