April 26 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman tells World Football INSIDER he’s “very confident” of getting the 31 votes required in the AFC presidential election next week to become one of the most powerful leaders in world football. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson spoke to him.

Jan. 31 – UAE FA chief Yousuf Al Serkal tells World Football INSIDER he will be a candidate in elections to replace the scandal-hit Mohamed Bin Hammam as Asian Football Confederation president… FIFA vp Prince Ali says he will not run for the presidency and looks forward to a “transparent and proper election”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.