June 9 – Thomas Bach says the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is worse than the IOC’s Salt Lake City affair, saying reforms are “painful but necessary”. Mark Bisson reports.
June 2 – Francois Carrard, who was on the front line for the IOC’s Salt Lake City vote-buying scandal, tells INSIDER he believes the FIFA president will escape criminal prosecution. Ed Hula reports.
Oct. 5 – Andy Anson raises serious doubts about Sepp Blatter’s willingness to implement meaningful reforms in the aftermath of the scandal-hit World Cup bidding process and FIFA presidential election. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
27/10/2010 Jacques Rogge calls for FIFA to take a hard line against corruption in the World Cup bid contest in what is seen as football’s equivalent of the IOC’s Salt Lake City bribery crisis… Franz Beckenbauer believes Australia’s major event experience is a huge plus in its 2022 bid campaign.