Nov. 27 – Junji Ogura, the former head of the Japanese FA and its 2022 World Cup bid, is awarded AFC’s Diamond of Asia.
June 24 – With suspended Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam fighting for his football life after being accused of bribery, the continent’s biggest federations are already turning their minds to who will succeed the embattled Qatari. John Duerden reports from Seoul.
April 8 – Japanese football chiefs are reconsidering their earlier decision to pull out of the Copa America… Syria suspends its domestic league in response to growing political unrest… Egyptian football resumes next week… Six-team US Women’s Professional Soccer league kicks off its third season this weekend.
April 4 – INSIDER rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today. Including – Bin Hammam urges Blatter to “respect FIFA’s statutes and protect FIFA’s integrity”… Qatari to meet with outgoing FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon… Premier League chiefs face football governance inquiry… Record applications for Euro 2012 tickets. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.