July 15 – A good little’un should never beat a good big’un. That’s been pretty much the theme ever since Qatar upset the odds by winning the 2022 World Cup hosting rights. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo gives his view on the Gulf state’s troubled year.
July 11 – FIFA confirms it has received an email from the whistleblower who alleged the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid paid $1.5 million to three FIFA members in which she admits to lying about the claims. Phaedra Almajid has issued a sworn affadavit retracting the allegations. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.