(WFI) Honorary FIFA vice president Chung Mong-Joon says he will clean up football if elected president of FIFA.
Feb. 27 – Working group meets to discuss revision of FIFA Statutes … FIFA extends the match-fixing bans of 74 players and officials to have worldwide effect … More inside this Newsdesk …
Jan. 9 – FIFA extends the match-fixing bans of another 41 Koreans to have worldwide effect … Asian Football Confederation publishes new magazine … FIFA cracks down on racism in Hungary and Bulgaria … More inside this Newsdesk …
June 28 – Asian football giants Korea and Japan set new domestic TV audience records for this year’s AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. Despite China’s early exit, its viewership was 32 percent of the total audience for the event. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Munich tops PyeongChang and Annecy in the final edition of the Around the Rings Olympic Bid Power Index for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The Power Index comes with one month left before the IOC vote that will decide the host city for the 2018 Games. PyeongChang dropped to second place after finishing first in
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.
1/12/10 Not even supermodel Elle Macpherson or an animated kangaroo can lift an underwhelming Australia bid presentation to the FIFA Executive Committee… Korea deliver a more passionate pitch, built around proposals to reunite the divided peninsula. Qatar, USA and Japan reports to come. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and James Corbett report from Zurich
30/11/10 England stretches ahead of its rivals with the USA just edging Qatar as the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid race enters the final straight. With just two days until the FIFA vote, the fourth edition of INSIDER’s World Cup Bid Power Index reveals our final analysis of the nine bidders. By INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and James Corbett.
17/11/2010 England and Spain-Portugal’s “low risk” bids have emerged as the frontrunners in the race for the 2018 World Cup, according to FIFA’s evaluations. Transport concerns for Russia have dealt a blow to its chances – INSIDER understands the category is ranked “high risk” in the full inspection dossier sent to FIFA Ex-co members.
16/11/2010 Korea’s Chung Mong-joon drops a hint that he may challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency in elections next May… The FIFA vice president says his country’s chances of winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup have improved.