By Duncan Mackay
May 12 – Sepp Blatter was given another boost in his bid to be re-elected as FIFA president when the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) announced that it would back him against Asian football chief Mohamed Bin Hammam.
By David Gold
May 6 – New Zealand’s appearance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa led to the country’s football governing body posting a record budget surplus of $7.7 million (£3.7 million) last year.
By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year
January 12 – Sepp Blatter today received backing for his campaign to continue as President of FIFA from an unexpected quarter – Reynald Temarii, one of the two FIFA Executive Committee members banned after they were linked to corruption allegations in the build-up to last month’s World Cup vote.
January 9 – Three candidates are standing to replace suspended FIFA vice president Reynald Temarii as leader of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), it has been announced.
December 16 – Well-known former football administrator George Dick has died, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced.
June 14 – Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler (pictured) has launched a legal action against North Queensland Fury and Football Federation Australia (FFA).
April 19 – A-League clubs will be allowed to sign one additional high-profile Australian player, such as Brett Emerton (pictured), outside of the salary cap in a bid to boost the domestic game, it has been announced.
April 18 – New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen (pictured) has today called for the country to follow neighbours Australia and leave Oceania to join the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to give it a better chance of qualifying for the World Cup. and help raise standards.
April 2 – The future of former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler (pictured) is in doubt after Football Federation Australia (FFA) rescued financially-stricken A-League club North Queensland Fury.
December 18 – New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix could be facing extinction in 2012 after the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) demanded they be axed from the A-League.
September 29 – Bryan Robson, the former England and Manchester United captain, has set his sights on leading Thailand’s team to the London 2012 Olympics after being appointed as the country’s new manager.
September 29 – FIFA officials will meet in Rio de Janeiro today to discuss possible changes on the age limit for players at the men’s Olympic football tournament at London 2012, the final of which is due to be held at Wembley.
August 31 - Bone tests will be performed on soccer players at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria to catch teams with over-age players, FIFA confirmed today, as first reported on insidethegames.
AUGUST 4 – FIFA PRESIDENT Sepp Blatter (pictured) today announced he planned to launch a review into the Olympic 2012 football tournament as he again urged Britain to field a team of Englishman in the event to avoid the fear of the Home Countries losing their independence.