(WFI) Jiri Dvorak tells INSIDER he regrets the “abrupt” end to his 22 years with FIFA. Christian Radnedge reports from Lausanne.
May 5 – Diego Maradona has accused FIFA president Sepp Blatter of exacting “a lot of damage” on football and says the Swiss is “scared.”
May 19 – Australian senator demands sports minister Mark Arbib, pictured left, explain finances of failed 2022 World Cup campaign… Maradona criticised after Dubai coaching appointment… Draw made for next month’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
20/9/10 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
16/8/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.
28/7/2010 Diego Maradona has been forced out of his job as Argentina national coach following a row over his backroom staff… Barcelona post record losses… Yorkshire Cricket Club CEO Stewart Regan appointed Scottish FA chief executive.
17/6/10 Argentina become the first team to progress to the round of 16, after defeating South Korea 4-1 in Johannesburg. Insider’s James Corbett reports from Soccer City.
17/6/10 FIFA says it is engaged in “very good” dialogue with UK broadcaster ITV, over ticketing scandal linked to Bavaria beer company ambush stunt… Modifications to transport plans; contingency promised in case of power-worker strike… Cahill ban confirmed, but no action will be taken after Diego Maradona’s incendiary comments. James Corbett reports from Soccer City.
12/6/2010 After 16 years away from a tournament for which he provided some of its most defining moments, Diego Maradona is back at the World Cup, this time in the manager’s dug out. WFI’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg’s Ellis Park.
25/5/10 Strike action threatens power cuts and transport blockages during next month’s tournament… Al-Qaeda in Iraq issue a statement denying claims of a World Cup plot… Green Point set for FIFA handover… Qualifiers warm up matches… Maradona grabs more headlines.