Sept. 9 – Video technology is almost certain to be introduced in the English top-flight and other countries from 2018 following Dutch trials, according to KNVB operations director. Christian Radnedge reports from Soccerex
Feb 23 – FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag will launch his manifesto on Monday… No word yet on Sepp Blatter campaign. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan 30 – Michael Van Praag tells INSIDER he expects to hear next week that he has won more support for his campaign to unseat FIFA president Sepp Blatter… Backers include Ruud Gullit and Manchester United manager Luis Van Gaal. By Mark Bisson.
Jan 26 – Touted as a possible challenger to Sepp Blatter last summer, Michael Van Praag announces his bid to oust the incumbent – and says he has “at least” five nominations from FIFA’s 209 member federations to support his campaign. Mark Bisson reports
July 25 – Vitaly Mutko, FIFA ExCo member and 2018 World Cup chief, says the Russia conflict with Ukraine will not be an issue for tournament preparations… Dutch FA rejects calls for boycott. Christian Radnedge reports.
Dec. 23 – UEFA says it is reaching more than 37 million football fans internationally thanks to its growing social media presence… Van Praag re-elected as head of KNVB.
June 21 – UEFA’s head of refereeing Pierluigi Collina has defended Michel Platini’s additional assistant referee scheme, as calls grow to introduce goal-line technology after Ukraine were denied an obvious goal in their match against England… Dutch FA backs goal-line technology. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 19 – Thomas Bach, president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, tells World Football INSIDER he will have his say on whether Germany submits a bid for Euro 2020… The Dutch FA lends support to Turkey’s campaign to land UEFA’s showpiece. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.