(WFI) A witness in corruption trial of FIFA execs says a $1 million bribe was given for Qatar World Cup vote.
(WFI) The only three defendants in the FIFA corruption scandal who have pleaded not guilty are getting their day in court.
Nov. 8 – A full six cities will stage the 2013 Confederations Cup, confirm FIFA and Brazil 2014. INSIDER‘s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 31 – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says Brazil 2014 is “on the right track” after his latest inspection of host cities for the upcoming World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
May 9 – Sepp Blatter has again painted an optimistic picture of 2014 World Cup progress but his remarks and those of the FIFA chief’s No.2 Jerome Valcke fail to hide mounting concerns over Brazil’s ability to deliver venues and infrastructure projects on time. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 7 – Sepp Blatter fires another warning shot at Brazil 2014 over the slow pace of preparations ahead of critical World Cup talks between LOC leaders and FIFA officials in Zurich tomorrow… FIFA chief claims 2015 Women’s World Cup will be a bigger event for Canada than the Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 28 – FIFA announces that its executive committee will take a more hands-on role in preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, with South Africa 2010 CEO Danny Jordaan and his Russian 2018 counterpart Alexey Sorokin appointed as special advisers. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 13 – FIFA says the Brazilian football confederation and 2014 World Cup organising committee have now officially confirmed the resignation of Ricardo Teixeira and named his successor as 79-year-old Jose Maria Marin. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.