(WFI) Also: South Korean president wants to bring in North Korea as part of possible 2030 World Cup bid. Gerard Farek reports.
April 28 – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino says football could be a tool to bring North and South Korea together.
(WFI) FIFA says Kuwait’s two World Cup qualifiers scheduled for later this month “cannot take place as things stand.” Gerard Farek reports.
Oct. 6 – Chung Mong-joon, the former FIFA vice-president aiming to replace Sepp Blatter, admitted today that he faces a lengthy ethics ban and hit out at opponents trying to sabotage his campaign. Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 30 – Delegations from France and South Korea today handed over bid dossiers to the FIFA president for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
June 18 – Also: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is maintaining his neutrality through the FIFA World Cup.
May 26 – Also: Dutch FA adopts FIFA technology … U.S. Soccer adds new partner.
Mar. 26 – Hosts Australia face Kuwait, Oman, and South Korea in the first round of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. Defending champions Japan get Jordan, Iraq, and a team to be decided.
Jan. 20 – North Korea men’s and women’s football teams will participate in this year’s Asian Games … A former FIFA security adviser says China needs to crack down on match-fixing.
Feb. 12 – South Korean footballer Park Jong-woo will be awarded his London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medal six months after his post-match political protest caused outrage. INSIDER’s Nick Winn reports from Lausanne.