Jan. 29 – Rumours of a deal in the FIFA election race have been scotched after Shaikh Salman’s team slammed the use of UEFA funding for Gianni Infantino’s campaign. Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 15 – Shaikh Salman’s bid for FIFA presidency is boosted Friday by an agreement to establish closer ties between his Asian confederation and African football’s governing body. 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.
Jan. 4 – FIFA presidential candidates will participate in a forum on the future of the embattled world football federation at the European Parliament on Jan. 27. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 31 – Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa launched his FIFA presidential manifesto by calling for FIFA to be split into two entities… Vows to be a delegating president and makes financial transparency pledges. Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 30 – ESPN’s plans for a televised debate featuring the five FIFA presidential candidates in January have fallen through. Mark Bisson reports.
Feb 23 – A FIFA Qatar 2022 taskforce ends more than four years of wrangling by recommending the World Cup be moved to winter… European leagues and clubs say move will cause great damage and demand compensation. Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 23 – After 18 months of discussions, a FIFA task force meeting Tuesday is set to propose the Qatar World Cup be moved from summer to November/ December in 2022. Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 13 – Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa calls for the football world to move on after Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid was cleared of corruption. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 30 – The Asian Football Confederation has revamped its website with live scores, an enhanced interface as well as a new look and feel.