Nov. 1 – FIFA could next week drop one or two proposed host venues for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil, with Recife most under threat…CAS rejects appeal by former FIFA presidential candidate against a provisional ban from football. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 11 – FIFA’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says Bin Hammam’s ban has made the Asian Football Confederation more “open and transparent”… Singapore FA says polygraph testing is reducing match-fixing cases… Online streaming a threat to Sky Sport… Villar Llona talks UEFA presidency. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.
Aug. 15 – Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam has pledged to clear his name after the organization’s new-look ethics panel announced a probe of fresh corruption allegations against him. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 27 – The lead prosecutor of FIFA’s two-chamber ethics body today said he has not ruled out investigating how the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 26 – One day after starting work and one week after the Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted Mohamed Bin Hammam’s lifetime ban, FIFA’s new ethics chiefs hit the Qatari with a 90-day suspension as they investigate fresh corruption allegations brought by the Asian Football Confederation. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 19 – Sepp Blatter’s mission to clean-up FIFA has been dealt a humiliating blow after the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned Mohamed Bin Hammam’s lifetime ban, citing “insufficient evidence”… FIFA responds, calling for Asian football chiefs to hand over a dossier alleging new allegations of financial wrongdoing involving the Qatari. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
(WFI) INSIDER is told that Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari fighting a FIFA lifetime ban for bribery in world football’s biggest ever corruption scandal, will learn if his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport has been successful later this morning. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 17 – Any hopes Mohamed Bin Hammam had of regaining the top job in Asian football appear to be over. As he awaits the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s verdict on his appeal against FIFA’s lifetime ban for bribery, the Asian Football Confederation has suspended him after an internal audit revealed new allegations of financial wrongdoing. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 12 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa is set to join United Arab Emirates FA president Yousuf Al-Serkal in a battle for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation if Mohamed Bin Hammam loses his corruption appeal later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 29 – CONCACAF announced today that Jeffrey Webb, head of the Cayman Islands FA, was the only candidate nominated to replace Jack Warner as president and will run unopposed in May’s election. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.