March 14 – AFC’s acting president Zhang Jilong has called for Mohamed Bin Hammam’s successor and ExCo members to put the corruption scandals that have blackened Asian football behind them. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 1 – GoalControl joins competition for 2014 World Cup … Acting boss reportedly pulls out of race for AFC president … More inside this Newsdesk …
Feb. 26 – Bahrain FA boss Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is running for president of the Asian Football Confederation with a ‘United for Change’ campaign. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 31 – UAE FA chief Yousuf Al Serkal tells World Football INSIDER he will be a candidate in elections to replace the scandal-hit Mohamed Bin Hammam as Asian Football Confederation president… FIFA vp Prince Ali says he will not run for the presidency and looks forward to a “transparent and proper election”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Dec. 12 – Presidents of UEFA, AFC address whether to implement goal-line technology in competitions … Former president of France says Qatar should make the switch … More inside this Newsdesk …
Oct. 17 – Acting president of Asian Football Confederation accuses Mohamed Bin Hammam and his lawyer of “intimidatory tactics” in their quest to clear the Qatari’s name… FIFA secretary general says Brazil must speed up Confederations Cup construction. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
July 24 – Zhang Jilong, head of FIFA’s organising committee for the Olympics tournaments, says his team and London 2012 officials are ready to stage top-class competitions… FIFA president Sepp Blatter attends IOC Session. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 17 – Any hopes Mohamed Bin Hammam had of regaining the top job in Asian football appear to be over. As he awaits the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s verdict on his appeal against FIFA’s lifetime ban for bribery, the Asian Football Confederation has suspended him after an internal audit revealed new allegations of financial wrongdoing. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 23 – Asian football’s 47 member associations approve Sepp Blatter’s reforms at the AFC Congress in Budapest today… Jeffrey Webb is elected by acclamation as new head of CONCACAF, replacing Jack Warner who quit over bribery allegations last summer… Antigua’s Gordon Derrick chosen as new leader of the Caribbean Football Union. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 9 – Unrest in Mali prompts neutral venue request from Algerian FA… Acting AFC president Zhang Jilong praises Indian League… talkSPORT expands into Asia… 2015 Asian Cup organisers downplay ticket sales concerns. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.