May 21 – The Dutch FA president confirms he is withdrawing from the race for the FIFA presidency, confirming he will throw his support behind Sepp Blatter’s Jordanian challenger Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. Mark Bisson reports.
May 20 – Dutchman Michael Van Praag may announce his withdrawal from the FIFA presidential race to unite behind Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in a bid to unseat Sepp Blatter. Luis Figo says he is not quitting. Mark Bisson reports.
May 15 – Sepp Blatter risks flouting presidential election rules by issuing a campaign letter to the 209 member federations on FIFA-headed notepaper. Mark Bisson reports.
Maay 12 – After meeting secretly in Switzerland, the presidential candidates vying to oust Sepp Blatter have agreed to continue their three-pronged mission to secure the FIFA presidency. Mark Bisson reports.
April 17 – Despite obvious support for Sepp Blatter at the CONCACAF Congress, INSIDER is told that FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag is winning support from federations in the region. Mark Bisson reports.
Apr. 6 – FIFA Presidential candidate Prince Ali releases his manifesto with a focus on developing football and increasing FIFA transparency.
March 27 – The four FIFA presidential candidates made their presence felt at the UEFA Congress in Vienna this week. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson was on the scene.
March 25 – The UEFA Congress was the first major battleground for the three football executives vying to unseat Sepp Blatter from the FIFA throne. Dutchman Michael van Praag edged his rivals. Mark Bisson reports from Vienna
“A decision on the hosts and dates of the World Cup has to be as consensual as possible, after consulting all the interested persons and organizations and having in mind above all the health of the players, officials and, of course, the supporters. I also think that people of Qatar deserve respect and now that
March 10 – As Sepp Blatter turns 79, Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein’s bid to oust the FIFA president gains further momentum after Bahrain and Brunei announce their support. Mark Bisson reports.