March 12 – The United Arab Emirates beats out competition from Iran to land the 2019 Asian Cup.
March 12 – Also: the United Arab Emirates has a strong bid for the 2019 Asian Cup.
October 17 – Switzerland and Belgium shake up World Cup seedings as players, coaches, and fans continue the countdown to Brazil 2014… Players and critics defend Roy Hodgson’s “misunderstood” joke… UAE hopes to stage successful FIFA U-17 World Cup. By INSIDER’s Nicole Bennett
July 12 – Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa is set to join United Arab Emirates FA president Yousuf Al-Serkal in a battle for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation if Mohamed Bin Hammam loses his corruption appeal later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 15 – The United Arab Emirates have qualified for the Olympics for the first time in their history after a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Uzbekistan. Japan also secured a place at London 2012 on Wednesday night. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
16/12/10 Qatar’s World Cup could yet be staged in the winter months to avoid the Gulf state’s fierce heat, FIFA’s Jerome Valke claimed today… FIFA president Sepp Blatter is meeting with bid officials in Qatar, his first trip to the oil-rich nation since it secured 2022 hosting rights two weeks ago. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
10/11/2010 IMG Worldwide teams up with Brazilian conglomerate EBX Group founded by the world’s eighth richest man… Chelsea FC covets Asian sponsorship dollars… United Arab Emirates Football Association partners with Volkswagen… Vodacom develops its support of South African football.