April 15 – A report by a Harvard professor urges FIFA to consider stripping World Cup hosting rights from countries who fail to respect human rights standards.
Oct. 24 – The European Club Association tells INSIDER it will recommend April-May as a “possible option” for the Qatar World Cup after its preferred January-February proposal was blocked by the IOC. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 9 – The IOC tells INSIDER that it will not consider the European Club Association’s proposal to move the 2022 Winter Olympics to accommodate the Qatar World Cup. Christian Radnedge and Mark Bisson report.
March 11 – UEFA will present a unified position to FIFA on its preferred date to stage the Qatar World Cup, INSIDER understands. Mark Bisson reports.
August 1 – World Football INSIDER rounds up the latest football business news.
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.