Oct. 7 – FIFA’s ethics chiefs are on brink of suspending Sepp Blatter, a move which could end his 17-year reign as head of world football… Lawyers for Blatter say he “has not been notified” of any sanctions. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 7 – Paquerette Girard Zappelli tells Camp Beckenbauer conference in Austria that IOC ethics commission is ready to aid scandal-hit FIFA and believes the federation can restore its credibility. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 3 – Sepp Blatter rejects calls to step down immediately from four top FIFA sponsors after he became embroiled in corruption allegations. Mark Bisson reports.
May 27 – Also: FIFA bans 11 officials from participating in football-related activities.
Nov. 11 – FIFA has hit back at claims in Der Spiegel newspaper suggesting president Sepp Blatter told Norwegian football officials that Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup hosting rights. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 11 – FIFA bans Edmond Bowen for three years for acting dishonesty when bidding to be elected as a member of world football’s disciplinary committee.
Oct. 10 – FIFA official Michel D’Hooghe describes $25,000 watch gift from Brazil FA as most “poisonous present” he’s ever received… Mark Schwarzer says one or two players will have to “drop dead” before FIFA wakes up to Qatar’s heat problems. Christian Radnedge reports.
Sept. 18 – FIFA’s top investigator has ordered ExCo members and officials from the 32 World Cup teams to return designer watches by Oct. 24 or face disciplinary proceedings. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 16 – Jerome Champagne tells INSIDER he can count on support from some of the world’s 209 football federations in his bid to oust Sepp Blatter in the FIFA presidential elections. By Mark Bisson.
Sept. 16 – Days before the World Summit on Ethics in Sports, host FIFA calls for its top executives to hand over designer watches dished out as gifts during the World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.