July 28 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Top sides suggest separate super league to end frustrations with FIFA, UEFA… Calls for stronger match-fixing legislation in Russia… China are going well in Asian qualifying for 2014 World Cup… Euro 2012 stadium in Lviv set to open.

July 5 – A British parliamentary report into England’s failed 2018 World Cup bid slams FIFA for giving “every impression of wishing to sweep all allegations of misconduct under the carpet”. The report published today calls for FIFA to urgently review its governance of bidding processes and the English FA to review its strategy for engaging with world football’s governing body. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

May 4 – CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz claims he received an invitation to last week’s British royal wedding the day before the FIFA Executive decided on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. It raises questions about the lengths some bid teams were willing to go to in order to secure votes. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.

18/12/10 The MLS Chicago Fire seek a shirt sponsor… England 2018 bid backer considers suing FIFA over lost investment… Man United’s owners eye world-record kit deal with Nike… Guardiola defends Barcelona shirt deal… MP and Silva will distribute international rights for Arsenal’s Emirates Cup. More inside… INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

15/12/10 Russia’s World Cup bid chief Alexey Sorokin (pictured right) says England’s undignified reaction to his country winning 2018 hosting rights is regrettable… He claims his bid team ran a clean race and that Russia is now prepared for scrutiny to intensify as preparations begin… Sorokin promises to combat Russian football’s racism and hooliganism problem. More inside…

8/12/10 Russia’s football authorities investigate the shooting of a Spartak Moscow fan that sparked a massive protest in the capital and came just days after the country secured the FIFA World Cup… Russian Football Union president Sergey Fursenko says winning 2018 hosting rights will accelerate improvements in the game. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.