March 20 – FIFA has struck a compensation deal with European clubs that triples the payment made to those releasing players for the Russia and Qatar World Cups. Mark Bisson reports.
March 4 – After Jerome Valcke snubbed European clubs’ demands for compensation over moving the Qatar World Cup, FIFA is bowing to pressure to negotiate a deal. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 9 – CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb praises UEFA for suspending Italian federation president Carlo Tavecchio for his racist “banana eaters” remarks… Rummenigge raises concerns over FIFA’s third-party ownership ban. Christian Radnedge reports from the Leaders Sport Summit.
Oct. 9 – The IOC tells INSIDER that it will not consider the European Club Association’s proposal to move the 2022 Winter Olympics to accommodate the Qatar World Cup. Christian Radnedge and Mark Bisson report.
Sept. 9 – European clubs will take some persuading to back Sepp Blatter’s plan to switch 2022 World Cup to winter… Michel Platini talks financial fair play, third-party ownership at ECA general assembly… UEFA to redistribute 24 million Euros of withheld prize money. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 5 – European Club Association backs UEFA’s club competition model at general assembly in Doha… Qatar 2022 chief Hassan Al Thawadi presents World Cup plans to members… No unanimity among ECA Members about ban on third-party ownership of players’ economic rights. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 12 – European Club Association chairman calls on its members to take Financial Fair Play rules seriously after UEFA announced it is temporarily withholding prize money from 23 clubs, including defending Europa League champs Atletico Madrid. INSIDER’s Hannah Reid reports
July 2 – Michel Platini says the success of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine has vindicated UEFA’s decision to take the tournament to Eastern Europe for the first time… Plan floated to take Euro 2020 to “12 or 13 cities” across Europe… 580 clubs to benefit from distribution of payments from Euro 2012. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 22 – Turkish match-fixing proves a hot topic at the UEFA Congress in Istanbul… European Club Association reaches MOU with UEFA which increases the share of Euro 2012 revenues reserved for clubs. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Feb. 28 – Brazil’s largest media company will broadcast another two World Cups… Europe’s top football clubs will receive more money from Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 thanks to a renewed agreement with UEFA. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.