(WFI) Also: South Korean president wants to bring in North Korea as part of possible 2030 World Cup bid. Gerard Farek reports.
April 28 – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino says football could be a tool to bring North and South Korea together.
Jan. 20 – North Korea men’s and women’s football teams will participate in this year’s Asian Games … A former FIFA security adviser says China needs to crack down on match-fixing.
July 25 – The first sports action of the 2012 London Olympics kicked off Wednesday with an historic win by Great Britain women in a city 150 miles from the heart of the Games… Flag blunder causes North Korean team to storm off pitch before their game. INSIDER’s Karen Rosen reports from Cardiff.
June 28 – The USA’s clash with North Korea is the highlight of Women’s World Cup action today… FIFA says 14.1 million viewers in Germany tuned in for the host nation’s opening match. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
24/11/2010 South Korea’s World Cup bid chairman Han Sung-joo tells INSIDER that the North’s attack on the island of Yeonpyeong has not damaged a campaign built around proposals to unite the two countries and bring peace to the peninsula… Korean President Lee Myung-Bak a doubt for Zurich… FIFA extends partnership with car giant Hyundai-Kia. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
8/10/2010 Korea unveils $777 million fund as part of its 2022 World Cup bid… Bidders should take nothing for granted, says Belgium’s FIFA Ex-co member Michel D’Hooge… Spain-Portugal bid chief Angel Maria Villar speaks out. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
23/9/10 South Korea’s bold attempt to use its 2022 World Cup bid as a diplomatic tool to hasten reunification with North Korea has received a boost following the publication of a report that says that such a scenario is likely to happen during the 2020s.
25/8/2010 FIFA has dropped its threat of sanctions against North Korea’s football association after the federation dismissed as “baseless” reports alleging the country punished some of its players and officials following its disappointing World Cup performance.
11/8/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter launches official inquiry into allegations that North Korea humiliated players and officials following disappointing World Cup… He confirms that goal-line technology is on the agenda for IFAB’s October meeting.