14/1/2011 Ousted FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon suggests that he will walk away from football politics in order to focus on his domestic political career. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
8/1/2011 In his first major interview since his election as FIFA vice president, Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein of Jordan, says that he seeks to unite Asian football and lays out his plans for his four-year term. INSIDER’s James Corbett spoke to him in Doha.
7/1/2011 FIFA president Sepp Blatter used his address to the AFC Congress to fend off criticism of football’s world governing body, saying it is the focus of jealousy and envy… Bin Hammam enters final straight, while other new AFC members take their seats. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
6/1/2011 AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam has rued the departure of FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, after the Korean lost his bid for re-election to Jordan’s Prince Ali… The Qatari plays down his role in Gulf state’s 2022 World Cup bid victory. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
6/1/2011 Asia’s Olympics leader Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah says today’s victory for Jordan’s Prince Ali in the FIFA vice presidential elections at the AFC Congress guarantees Sepp Blatter a huge chunk of support when he stands for re-election as FIFA president in the summer. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
6/1/2011 Jordan’s Prince Ali ends Chung Mong-joon’s 16-year tenure as a FIFA vice president when he defeated the South Korean 25-20 in elections at the AFC Congress in Qatar. The shock result and election of two other Ex-co members means Korea and Japan are no longer represented on FIFA’s ruling executive. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
5/1/2011 On the eve of his re-election as Asian Football Confederation president, Mohamed Bin Hammam slams Sepp Blatter’s running of FIFA and hints that he may yet stand against the Swiss for the presidency in the summer.
21/12/10 Brazil’s sports minister Orlando Silva will continue to play a leading role in 2014 World Cup preparations as part of Dilma Rousseff’s new government… Sepp Blatter could be only candidate for FIFA presidential elections… Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o is the African Footballer of the Year. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
6/12/10 World Football INSIDER rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
25/11/10 Everton’s head of corporate affairs tells INSIDER that the club’s new sponsor-funded retail, corporate and office development will give the Merseyside giants the “full package”… Hyundai sign massive partnership with FIFA through to 2022… New last-minute partners for USA 2022 bid… New store for Manchester City. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.