(WFI) Russia’s president urged organizers to find solutions to potential white elephants after the 2018 World Cup.
(WFI) Fifa’s boss and Russia’s president discuss World Cup preparations.
Dec. 26 – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko stepped down from his role as President of the Russian Football Union.
(WFI) All three have already pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges.
Aug. 16 – Joao Havelange is credited with transforming FIFA into a multi-billion dollar business but his legacy is tainted by corruption. Mark Bisson reports.
May 12 – Kuwait Football Clubs, a group formed by the country’s leading teams and sports, are lobbying FIFA executives in Mexico City ahead of Friday’s congress in their quest to have the country’s suspension lifted. Mark Bisson reports.
(WFI) FIFA says Kuwait’s two World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later this month “cannot take place as things stand.” Gerard Farek reports.
March 3 – IOC takes no action into conduct of Sheikh Ahmad in the FIFA election process after a presidential candidate filed a complaint alleging he broke ethics rules… Ahmad explains FIFA Congress mystery. Mark Bisson.
Jan. 6 – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali launches updated manifesto, saying it is the “last chance” for the world football federation to “get it right”. Keir Radnedge reports from London.
Dec.11 – IOC voices growing concern about impact of US and Swiss investigations into FIFA and announces launch of financial and governance audits of football’s governing body from 2016. Mark Bisson reports from Lausanne.