March 4 – A law firm suggests there is no evidence of Germany buying votes from FIFA members to stage the 2006 World Cup but can’t prove it. Kevin Nutley reports.
Oct. 16 – Ex-AFC executive committee member Ganbold Buyannemekh is suspended for five years for “soliciting and accepting” bribes from disgraced former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam.
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.
March 14 – AFC’s acting president Zhang Jilong has called for Mohamed Bin Hammam’s successor and ExCo members to put the corruption scandals that have blackened Asian football behind them. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 12 – FIFA vice-president Worawi Makudi tells World Football INSIDER his campaign to succeed Mohamed Bin Hammam as AFC president is “going well” – but cautions “I cannot underestimate anybody”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 26 – Bahrain FA boss Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is running for president of the Asian Football Confederation with a ‘United for Change’ campaign. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 25 – Thailand’s Worawi Makudi and Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa are the latest football bigwigs to confirm their intentions to stand for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 19 – Chuck Blazer, the US official whose bribery allegations brought down CONCACAF’s Jack Warner and Asian football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam, is in no mood to talk about his career highs and lows before he steps down from FIFA’s executive committee. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
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.
Dec. 6 – Mohamed Bin Hammam is yet again banned from world football as the FIFA Ethics Committee moves forward in its case against the Qatari.