Jan. 5 – In Brazil World Cup year, all eyes are on final preparations for this summer’s month-long tournament. But there’s plenty more on the calendar. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson maps out 2014’s key milestones and meetings in the world football business.
October 30 – World Football INSIDER Partners with Soccerex, Argentina confirms Soccerex participation, UNICEF Pacific to present at the Pacific Youth and Sports Conference. More inside…
October 18 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the latest press releases from the global football business.
May 17 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the week’s press releases from the global football business.
Oct. 15 – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is heading to Brazil to make his latest inspection visit of Confederations Cup and World Cup host cities… Oceania confederation president David Chung re-elected as head of Papua New Guinea Football Association. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 4 – Polish police are yet to update a proposed database of hooligans barred from attending Euro 2012, now just two months away… UEFA announces TV rights deals in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia and more. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 26 – New Zealand’s Oly Whites will represent Oceania at London 2012 after a tense 1-0 win over Fiji 1-0. They become the 13th team to qualify for the 16-nation men’s Olympic football event. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 2 – Northern Ireland’s new FIFA vice president Jim Boyce plans to play his part in restoring FIFA’s battered reputation… Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, Oceania boss David Chung and three new Ex-Co members also take their seats at football’s top table. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
May 12 – FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam denies the organisation is corrupt following fresh bribery allegations and attacks Sepp Blatter for donating $20m to Interpol without FIFA executive’s backing… Oceania Football Confederation agreed today to support Blatter’s candidacy. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports
March 4 – CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer lashes out at FIFA following its decision not to award the continental association another berth at the Brazil 2014 World Cup… FIFA casts doubt on Sao Paulo staging World Cup opener due to ongoing stadium delays. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.