March 12 – Ricardo Teixeira has quit as head of Brazil 2014 and the country’s FA but INSIDER is told that both the CBF and World Cup organising committee didn’t officially notify FIFA before making the announcement… The 64-year-old is the fourth major FIFA Ex-Co member forced out amid the wave of corruption allegations that have engulfed the crisis-hit body. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 12 – Egyptian FA cancels the rest of the 2011/12 Premier League season in the wake of the Port Said rioting that claimed the lives of 74 fans… FIFA says CAS decisions to reject the appeals of football officials punished for corruption underlines its zero tolerance approach… Azerbaijan FA chief re-elected. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 7 – Sepp Blatter faces calls for an investigation into his unopposed re-election that was mired in controversy and for the FIFA to publish documents relating to the collapse of ISL… FIFA hits back, saying Council of Europe committee draft resolution contains “inaccuracies”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 21 – Disgraced former Asian football boss Mohamed Bin Hammam will bid to overturn FIFA’s lifetime ban from football at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in April… Acting AFC boss Zhang Jilong could face a challenge from two other candidates in his quest to land the role on a permanent basis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 23 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter praises Asian football chiefs for their handling of the fall-out from the Mohamed Bin Hammam cash-for-votes scandal, declares racism row “closed”, avoids any gaffes on Islamic headscarves rule and insists the future of football is in Asia. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 2 – Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, may be punished by the International Olympic Committee next month following an ethics probe into bribery allegations relating to the ISL scandal. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 31 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews the week ahead.
Oct. 20. FIFA president Sepp Blatter must deliver on his promised “radical” anti-corruption measures on Friday or face the wrath of the international media. They will be compared to the IOC’s far-reaching reforms following the Salt Lake City bribery scandal – and will define the legacy he leaves in 2015. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 19 – Despite allegations of money laundering, FIFA vice-president Julio Grondona wins a record ninth term as Argentine FA president… FIFA ethics official Damaseb hits back at Jack Warner “gifts” slur… Prince Ali gets GOAL Bureau role… Former Oceania football boss ends football exile. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 17 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the latest global football business news and previews the week ahead.