24/9/10 Survey results highlight success of South Africa World Cup… No FIFA investigation for former World Cup referee after he is arrested for drug smuggling… CAF appoints new secretary-general… Bin Hammam in Burma
27/7/2010 SAFA President Kirsten Nematandani denies that South Africa’s World Cup windfall will end up in the pockets of officials… AFC President Mohammed Bin Hammam expresses “concerns” as Iraq face the prospect of a FIFA ban… CAF General Secretary Mustapha Kahmy to become new FIFA director of competitions.
27/4/10 FIFA President Sepp Blatter has denied offering his backing for Qatar’s bid for the 2022 World Cup, despite announcing over the weekend that he “strongly feels” the tournament should go to the Arab kingdom… Blatter lays bare rivalry with AFC president Mohammed Bin Hammam.
25/3/2010 England 2018 stole a march on their rivals in the World Cup bid race when a delegation led by international president David Dein pitched the Asian Football Confederation’s executive committee on Friday morning. WFI editor Mark Bisson reports.
Chinese Football Association general secretary Wei Di has expressed his shock at the state in which he found the association after taking over following a corruption scandal… previous general secretary facing prosecution… Wei outlines plans to clean up Chinese football.
18/3/2010 Days after the dispute between Australia’s rival football codes was seemingly resolved, Australian Rules boss Andrew Demetriou has spoken of the need to “confront” changes to the country’s sporting landscape… Mohammed Bin Hammam fondly recalls 2002 World Cup while on a visit to joint Belgium-Holland bid leaders.
5/1/2010 In the final installment of World Football Insider’s Top 10 Most Influential in 2010, UEFA president Michel Platini heads the list of people expected to have the biggest impact in the global football business this year. By WFI editor Mark Bisson.
Australia offered the world the ‘no worries’ World Cup in 2018 or 2022 when FFA presented Australia’s credentials in a new film and book package in Cape Town. Narrated by one of the most famous Australians in the world, Nicole Kidman, the film and book promises a FIFA World Cup that is “fun, relaxed, safe,
AFC President criticizes IOC detractors and discussions on the state of football during annual business conference
The Olympic Council of Asia has issued a strongly-worded statement denying allegations it has been involved in vote buying during an increasingly bitter campaign for an Asian seat on the FIFA executive committee.