April 22 – FIFA upholds football bans for former FIFA World Cup evaluation chief Harold Mayne-Nicholls and former Nepal football president Ganesh Thapa.
Jan. 14 – FIFA adjudicators say former 2018/2022 World Cup bid inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who billed Qatar “high-risk”, breached four ethics violations resulting in his seven-year ban. Mark Bisson reports
June 14 – Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the Chilean who headed FIFA’s evaluation commission for the controversial 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding race, is named as a Latin American ambassador for Soccerex. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
23/11/2010 INSIDER’s comprehensive analysis of the full FIFA World Cup bid evaluation reports reveals England to be the strongest of the nine candidates vying to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments… Australia and Korea also come out strongly… USA, Russia have issues… Spain-Portugal criticised. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
16/11/2010 FIFA tells INSIDER the technical reports evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the nine bids vying to stage the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be published at 11am CET on Wednesday… England expect boost to revive flagging campaign… Qatar hope for upbeat assessment. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
15/10/2010 FIFA will give a clearer picture on the frontrunners for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups when it publishes reports on the nine bidders next month based on its two-month summer inspection tour. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
28/9/10 After being granted exclusive access to its bid book, INSIDER reveals that the USA’s World Cup bid plan to bring clean drinking water to 5 million underprivileged people if it wins the right to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022… USA legacy plans backed by renowned development economist Jeffrey Sachs… Bid to emphasize international legacy case in final two months of campaigning after FIFA cast doubt on strength of its plans.
17/9/2010 Qatar 2022 chairman Sheikh Mohammed bin-Hamad bin-Khalifa al-Thani says the revolutionary cooling technologies the country has developed as part of the World Cup bid process represents a tangible legacy to global sport. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
16/9/2010 FIFA’s World Cup bid inspection chief tonight cast doubt on whether a country Qatar’s size can host the 2022 tournament in comments made at the end of a three-day evaluation of the country’s bid. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.
16/9/2010 Qatar will stage the 2022 World Cup opening match and final in an 86,000-seat stadium in the new city of Lusail if it wins the right to stage the finals. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Doha.