May 31 – President Sepp Blatter begins the 63rd FIFA Congress by insisting delegates pass his suggested reforms to world football’s governing body.
May 25 – FIFA vice president Prince Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has dismissed new claims made by the medical chief of football’s governing body that headscarves worn by female Muslim footballers represent a significant health risk. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Budapest
May 25 – David Bernstein believes there is a new mood of change at FIFA after the first wave of reforms were passed at its congress today… Standing ovation as Lydia Nsekera becomes first female Ex-Co member… South Sudan welcomed as 209th FIFA member. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from the FIFA Congress in Budapest.
May 25 – One year after re-election as FIFA president following a spate of corruption scandals, Sepp Blatter claims that his governance reforms are on track and FIFA’s ship is sailing out of troubled waters “into the port of tranquility & stability”… Blatter calls for alternative to “tragedy” of penalty shootouts. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from the FIFA Congress in Budapest.
May 24 – Hours after Baku is eliminated in the 2020 Olympics race, Azerbaijan teams up with Georgia for Euro 2020 bid. It provides competition for Turkey and a potential bid by Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland for the UEFA tournament… Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid puts increasing pressure on Turkish FA… Qatar also rejected by IOC. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 23 – Asian football’s 47 member associations approve Sepp Blatter’s reforms at the AFC Congress in Budapest today… Jeffrey Webb is elected by acclamation as new head of CONCACAF, replacing Jack Warner who quit over bribery allegations last summer… Antigua’s Gordon Derrick chosen as new leader of the Caribbean Football Union. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 22 – FIFA appoints Swiss businessman Domenico Scala as independent chair of its new audit and compliance committee. But Sepp Blatter’s anti-corruption mission stalls due to delay in appointing the heads of its new two-chamber ethics panel… Burundi FA president Lydia Nsekera is co-opted onto the FIFA Ex-Co. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 2 – Northern Ireland’s new FIFA vice president Jim Boyce plans to play his part in restoring FIFA’s battered reputation… Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, Oceania boss David Chung and three new Ex-Co members also take their seats at football’s top table. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
May 31 – English FA chairman David Bernstein promises to propose a motion on Wednesday to postpone the FIFA presidential election, claiming his organisation has nothing to lose in standing up to Sepp Blatter. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
14/1/2011 Ousted FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon suggests that he will walk away from football politics in order to focus on his domestic political career. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.