Nov. 6 – Veteran IOC member says term limits and transparency around compensation for FIFA officials are crucial to reforms. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 27 – IOC president Thomas Bach takes another swipe at FIFA, urging the scandal-battered world football body to bring about meaningful reforms.
Oct. 9 – IOC chief Thomas Bach issues his strongest critique of FIFA and urges scandal-tainted federation to seek a “credible external presidential candidate” to regain credibility. 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.
Sept. 16 – IOC president Thomas Bach says he has no objection to Germany potentially hosting both the European football championships and Olympics in summer 2024. Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 3 – Former IOC director general Francois Carrard led a 12-person team in reform discussions for two days – but there was little progress reported.
(WFI) Iranian-American footballer Kat Khosrowyar is pioneering efforts to slowly, but steadily revolutionize women’s soccer in Iran.
August 20 – The FIFA reforms commission will hold its inaugural meeting in Bern on Sept. 2-3, World Football INSIDER has learned… Panel member says meaningful reforms possible in six months. Mark Bisson reports.
August 11 – Francois Carrard says he is “committed to delivering the necessary package of credible reforms” after being appointed chair of FIFA’s new reforms committee… Independent advisory board to be established. Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 3 – Sepp Blatter’s term as an IOC member, a position he has held since 1999, ended today. Mark Bisson reports from Kuala Lumpur.