Nov. 13 – Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar Llona escapes with just a warning and fine from FIFA’s ethics committee for blocking an investigation into the Spain/Portugal 2018 World Cup bid. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov.12 – Despite calls by human rights groups to reject Sheikh Salman’s candidacy over human rights allegations, the Asian football boss is one of five candidates declared eligible to stand in the Feb. 26 election following integrity checks. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov.10 – FIFA’s ethics committee is studying WADA’s allegations that ExCo member and Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko was “complicit” in a cover-up of doping in Russian athletics. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 21 – FIFA’s Ethics Committee hopes to deliver verdict on investigations into Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini within the 90-day suspension period… Another six current or former FIFA ExCo members face probes. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 20 – FIFA confirms elective congress to appoint Sepp Blatter’s successor on Feb. 26 – and appears to leave door open for suspended Michel Platini to be a candidate. Mark Bisson reports
Oct. 13 – Former FIFA secretary general Michel Zen Ruffinen, who was caught up in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding cash-for-votes scandal, could enter the race to replace Sepp Blatter.
Oct. 12 – Worawi Makudi, the controversial Thai FA chief linked to allegations of corruption involving former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam, is suspended by FIFA ethics committee. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 12 – Pressure is mounting on Michel Platini after reports emerged on Monday that he did not have a written contract for the $2 million so-called “disloyal payment” that led to his FIFA ethics ban last week… Acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou delays arrival in Zurich. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 9 – IOC chief Thomas Bach issues his strongest critique of FIFA and urges scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 8 – Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign as FIFA boss may be over after he was today provisionally suspended along with his No.2 Jerome Valcke and UEFA chief Michel Platini… Chung presidential hopes ended… Blatter lawyers hit back. Mark Bisson reports.