Dec.18 – Blatter’s legal team say he “looks forward to a decision in his favour” after FIFA ethics hearing… Putin says Blatter deserves Nobel Peace Prize… Interim FIFA leaders talk up reforms. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 16 – The prospect of Michael Garcia’s World Cup bidding report seeing the light of day may have grown after his appeal against FIFA judge Hans-Joachim Eckert’s botched summary of his investigation was rejected. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 16 – In the latest farcical twist in FIFA’s World Cup bidding investigation, the federation’s disciplinary committee dismisses the complaints of whistleblowers Phaedra Al Majid and Bonita Mersiades.
Nov. 19 – In a further twist in FIFA’s botched World Cup bidding investigation, world football’s governing body has submitted a criminal complaint to Switzerland’s attorney general in Berne… Eckert defends “whitewashing”… Blatter claims transparency. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 18 – IOC president Thomas Bach dismisses questions about the transparency of FIFA’s World Cup bidding investigation… Two whistleblowers react and submit complaints. Mark Bisson reports
Nov. 14 – FIFA’s 2018/2022 bidding investigation is thrown into turmoil after a row between its investigator and chief judge. Eckert report reaction from Russia 2018, Qatar 2022, Australia 2022, English FA chairman and FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne. Mark Bisson reports.
April 30 – FIFA says the case is closed on the ISL bribery scandal, with president Sepp Blatter cleared by the Ethics Committee but his predecessor Joao Havelange quite the opposite.