March 22 – FIFA’s ethics committee launches probe into cash-for-votes 2006 Germany World Cup bid bribery scandal and organizing committee officials including Franz Beckenbauer. Mark Bisson reports
March 6 – Qatar 2022 troubleshooter Theo Zwanziger is set to make recommendations to FIFA’s ruling body in two weeks about how it should tackle the human rights issues tarnishing the Gulf State’s World Cup construction effort. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 1 – Sepp Blatter is re-elected as head of world football’s governing body at the FIFA Congress in Zurich with 186 of the 203 votes cast… The Swiss pledges to wipe out corruption in his address to delegates… Qatar “no comment” on fresh calls for investigation into awarding 2022 World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Zurich