Jan. 24 – Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigns amid allegations that he misappropriated funds from the signing of striker Neymar from Santos… Josep Maria Bartomeu unveiled as his successor. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 16 – Barcelona president Sandro Rosell tells the Aspire4Sport conference that he wants La Liga and the Premier League to reduce the number of teams to 16, so that the revenue-making UEFA Champions League can be expanded. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Doha.
Sept. 30 – Argentine football boss expected to be challenged by Velez Sarsfield owner in upcoming FA elections… CAF approves new marketing deal… AFC aims to improve Qatari football ahead of World Cup… Barca delegation bound for ASPIRE4SPORT conference. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
June 22 – Cesc Fabregas is not worth the 40m euros valuation placed on him by Arsenal, according to Barcelona president who said the midfielder is “doing all he can” to join the club. Sandro Rosell was speaking days after attacking Jose Mourinho’s behaviour as he marked his first full year at the helm of Barca. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge and Gabriele Perrone report.
30/12/10 AFC president Mohamed Bin Hammam says Qatar can host a “very comfortable” World Cup in the summer, but admits he is open to the possibility of a move to the winter to avoid the desert heat… Officials from AC Milan and Barcelona are against the switch, citing concerns in breaking up the season.
28/7/2010 Diego Maradona has been forced out of his job as Argentina national coach following a row over his backroom staff… Barcelona post record losses… Yorkshire Cricket Club CEO Stewart Regan appointed Scottish FA chief executive.
15/7/10 Barcelona have eased their cashflow problems after securing a 155million euro loan… Everton manager David Moyes says that Australia should host the 2022 World Cup… Milovan Rajevac, coach of World Cup quarter finalists Ghana, wants to stay with the Black Stars… American Tom Glick appointed to the Football League board.
7/7/10 Spanish Champions Barcelona, last week listed as having the biggest turnover in football, are having to seek a $189 million loan to cover a gap in the club’s finances. INSIDER’s European correspondent James Corbett reports.
15/6/2010 Injured David Beckham is still highest-paid player in Major League Soccer… New Barcelona president’s plans include signing Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and revamping Nou Camp… Former Australia cricket captain backs 2022 World Cup bid… Blackpool get ready for English Premier League
3/2/2010 New CEO of the Chinese FA promises big changes to stamp out corruption… Former Nike boss confirms intention to run for Barca presidency via Twitter feed… CONCACAF president Jack Warner visits Haiti.