(WFI) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is backing Sheikh Salman in the Bahraini royal’s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Gerard Farek reports…
(WFI) Prince Ali says FIFA suspending funding to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL means their votes for FIFA president are being held for ransom. Gerard Farek reports.
Jan. 19 – Gianni Infantino will consider hosting World Cups in two countries or a whole region if elected FIFA president… Also shake-up of World Cup bidding in manifesto released today. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 19 – FIFA’s World Football Museum opening next month will not feature any major exhibits featuring disgraced president Sepp Blatter. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 12 – A successful appeal by FIFA ethics investigators to eight-year suspensions for Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini could result in them being handed lifetime bans from football. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 8 – Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini has withdrawn from the FIFA presidential race as he fights to clear his name following an eight-year ban… Sheikh Salman remains frontrunner. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 6 – FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali launches updated manifesto, saying it is the “last chance” for the world football federation to “get it right”. Keir Radnedge reports from London.
Dec. 22 – Tokyo Sexwale appeared before a U.S. grand jury as a witness in the ongoing FIFA corruption scandal.
Dec. 21 – Disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he regrets but is “not ashamed” of the illegal payment to Michel Platini that led to his downfall. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 21 – FIFA’s top judge today handed down bans for world football’s most powerful men for financial misconduct, ruling that they each breached four code of ethics rules. Mark Bisson reports.