Oct. 6 – CONCACAF general secretary and FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer is resigning at year’s end after two decades atop the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Football.
Aug. 30 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Russian prime minister stresses security spending ahead of 2018 World Cup… Italy’s Serie A strike continues despite negotiations… AFC vice president from UAE positions himself for presidency of confederation.
August 25 – One month into his lifetime ban, ousted Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam has in hand the explanation of the FIFA Ethics Committee and vows to appeal in a process he says he fully expects to lose.
Aug. 11 – A total of 16 Caribbean Football Union members are the sport’s latest officials to fall under investigation by the increasingly busy FIFA Ethics Committee. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Aug. 3 – INSIDER rounds up the latest global football business news – Arsenal signs first global charity partnership… FIFA member Prince Ali tells AFC to move past Mohammed Bin Hammam… Pele denies major feud with Brazil 2014 chief Ricardo Teixeira… Argentina-Uruguay advance 2030 World Cup bid plans… Women’s World Cup winners to receive “People’s Honour Award”.
July 26 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Japan’s Junji Ogura wants the Asian Football Confederation to officially oust Mohamed Bin Hammam… Arsenal boss backs goal-line technology… Change ahead for Argentinean football… Big spending for Russia 2018 World Cup.
June 2 – Zhang Jilong says “revolution” is in order for Asian football… British MP Damian Collins believes newly re-elected FIFA president may not last long… Australia votes for Sepp Blatter despite 2022 World Cup snub… Russian businessman buys English club Portsmouth. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
May 31 – Four of FIFA’s top six sponsors are expressing disappointment at the slew of bribery allegations now swirling among world football leaders. Visa is the latest partner to say it is unhappy with the crisis-hit governing body. But FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil tells INSIDER in Zurich he is “not concerned”.
March 18 – Controversial CONCACAF president Jack Warner has emerged as the key powerbroker in the battle to win the FIFA presidency. More from INSIDER’s James Corbett in this edition of World Football in Focus.
12 March – Asian Football Confederation President and FIFA Presidential hopeful Mohamed Bin Hammam tells INSIDER that he hopes football can help build bridges in the Arab-Israeli dispute, but that more must be done to aid freedom of movement for Palestinian players. With INSIDER’s James Corbett in Ramallah.