Dec. 9 – Rush for World Cup tickets as second sales phase opens… Messi, Ronaldo and Ribery fight it out for FIFA Ballon d’Or… Seven teams compete for Club World Cup trophy
November 12 – Outgoing WADA chief John Fahey told a press conference in Johannesburg today that Rio will not have an accredited lab for the World Cup, raising concerns about FIFA’s anti-doping operations… Tickets sell out in second sales phase. INSIDER’s Ed Hula III and Mark Bisson report.
November 11 – Phase two of World Cup ticket sales… European, African and intercontinental play-offs for Brazil 2014… Qatar 2022 Announcement
Nov. 5 – FIFA reveals that 889,305 tickets were allocated to people from 188 countries during first phase of ticket sales… Valcke reveals cost of of World Cup final draw… Ronaldo, Brazil 2014 and FIFA brief media in London today… MATCH Hospitality news. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
October 11 – FIFA No.2 Jerome Valcke wraps up four-day Brazil visit by expressing confidence in security plans, despite concerns over more violent protests… More than 6m apply for tickets… GoalControl announced as goal-line technology provider. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 15 – World Football INSIDER looks ahead to the key events in the global football business.
July 2 – FIFA delays the announcement on 2014 World Cup ticket pricing amid concerns that it could trigger an escalation in violent protests across Brazil. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 7 – FIFA says more than 588,178 tickets have been sold for the Confederations Cup… Organisers still have 238,450 of the available tickets to shift before the tournament kicks off… Seat allocations well behind schedule. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 28 – London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton tells World Football INSIDER he’s “relaxed” about the challenging task of selling 1.2 million tickets for the Olympic football competitions in just four weeks… David Beckham “very disappointed” after not being selected for Team GB squad. Mark Bisson reports.
16/2/2011 The conduct of FIFA vice president Jack Warner is on the agenda of the FIFA ethics committee today in Zurich over allegations he tried to profit from putting South Africa World Cup tickets onto the black market. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.