March 7 – US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati and Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean will go head to head in the election to replace Chuck Blazer on the FIFA Executive Committee. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 13 – It’s unclear when CONCACAF will be allowed to fill the seat on FIFA’s executive committee left open when Jack Warner quit world football’s governing body.
April 14 – Brazilian football legend and England’s 1966 World Cup star are among the key figures appointed to the task force chaired by Franz Beckenbauer that will make proposals to improve the game before the 2014 tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
3/12/10 USA World Cup bid leader Sunil Gulati says the vote that cost it the 2022 tournament was a referendum not on the bid’s strength but rather on its popularity. INSIDER’s Americas correspondent Matthew Grayson reports.
22/11/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today.
18/11/10 Korea 2022 bid chairman Han Sung-joo has welcomed FIFA’s evaluation summary saying that it reflects the country’s “well-prepared” state to host the World Cup Finals… The US House of Representatives offers belated support to its country’s bid.
26/10/2010 The New York Cosmos are ratcheting up their efforts to become Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise… Austin Aztex relocate to Orlando with ambitions to join MLS. INSIDER’s North American reporter Matthew Grayson reports.
17/10/2010 FIFA launches an investigation into allegations that two FIFA Executive Committee members offered to sell their votes for cash in the competition to host the 2018 World Cup.
16/10/2010 As they await delayed publication of FIFA’s inspection reports, senior World Cup bid officials speak about the huge technical demands placed upon their teams. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
15/10/2010 The USA has withdrawn from the running to host the 2018 World Cup to focus exclusively on the 2022 finals… England immediately withdraw 2022 candidature with pull-out from other European bids considered a formality.