May 2 – FIFA VP welcomes AFC election result … Qatar 2022 chief says “it’s not a blow at all” to lose Ex-Co race … More inside this Newsdesk …
April 24 – CONMEBOL boss cites health reasons in quitting FIFA Ex-Co … Former member of Independent Governance Committee lashes out at FIFA … More inside this Newsdesk …
March 14 – Jeffrey Webb says CONCACAF is “in a great situation” with Mexico’s Justino Compean and USA’s Sunil Gulati going for FIFA seat … California plans another MLS-capacity stadium … More inside this Newsdesk …
March 30 – Sepp Blatter backs calls for a major revamp of FIFA’s governance made by anti-corruption chief Mark Pieth, whose report published today also dished out stinging criticism of FIFA, claiming past allegations of corruption were “insufficiently investigated”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson rounds up the report’s recommendations and decisions made by the FIFA Ex-Co today.
March 28 – FIFA announces that its executive committee will take a more hands-on role in preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, with South Africa 2010 CEO Danny Jordaan and his Russian 2018 counterpart Alexey Sorokin appointed as special advisers. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 20. FIFA president Sepp Blatter must deliver on his promised “radical” anti-corruption measures on Friday or face the wrath of the international media. They will be compared to the IOC’s far-reaching reforms following the Salt Lake City bribery scandal – and will define the legacy he leaves in 2015. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 12 – Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein offers his views on repairing FIFA’s image in the wake of a series of damaging bribery scandals. And the Jordanian sets out his vision for his four-year term as a vice-president of the Ex-Co. He talks exclusively to INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge.
Oct. 5 – Three FIFA Ex-Co members today responded to criticism of the scandal-hit World Cup bidding process and claimed Sepp Blatter’s imminent anti-corruption reforms can rebuild the governing body’s battered image. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.
August 23 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou says he and FIFA Ex-Co colleague Jacques Anouma received the brunt of the corruption allegations following the World Cup host vote … Sponsors downplay security concerns for 2014 World Cup … Syria investigates FIFA ban from 2014 qualifying.
May 4 – CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz claims he received an invitation to last week’s British royal wedding the day before the FIFA Executive decided on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. It raises questions about the lengths some bid teams were willing to go to in order to secure votes. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.