March 13 – The president of the Italian Olympic Committee says he is appalled by the racist behaviour of some Italian fans.
Oct. 12 – Don Garber says he would love to see David Beckham owning an MLS club one day… AC Milan chief Umberto Gandini claims Italy’s economic crisis has had a knock-on effect on stadium attendances… UEFA Executive Committee member discusses concerns about IFAB’s British votes. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.
Dec. 14 – Italian football appears no closer to calm after so-called “table of peace” talks ended Wednesday without resolution. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
July 6 – A federal prosecutor says Inter Milan bribed Serie A referees during the 2004-05 season, the latest allegation in the Italian match-fixing scandal known as Calciopoli. INSIDER’s Gabriele Perrone reports.
June 16 – UEFA president Michel Platini says “finally someone is doing something” about the illegal betting scandal in Italian football after former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi is banned for life… IOC member from Italy Mario Pescante expresses concern over “serious phenomenon”. INSIDER’s Gabriele Perrone reports.
May 27 – FIFA’s ongoing investigation into match fixing has revealed a rigging scheme was in play at a recent tournament in the United Arab Emirates… Premier League sets spate of new records… Bigger clubs fight smaller ones in Italy’s Serie A.
May 18 – New AS Roma owner Thomas DiBenedetto appoints Walter Sabatini as new sport director and targets Major League Soccer star… Giancarlo Abete, president of the Federcalcio, urges Italian clubs to put more effort into performing well in the UEFA Europa League. Gabriele Perrone reports.
May 6 – Despite suggestions that A-League’s TV future is in doubt, Australian football boss Ben Buckley is holding out hope… Smaller Serie A clubs fight for a bigger slice of TV revenue pie… US sports network to screen South Korean football… Austrian broadcaster ORF gets Europa League rights. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.