20/9/2010 Saint Petersburg will host a World Cup semi-final in a 69,500-seat stadium with a moveable roof and retractable pitch if Russia is successful in its 2018 bid… Reporters on media tour meet bid leaders including Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko and first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov on Tuesday. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Saint Petersburg.

26/5/2010 England strengthens its grip on top spot in the second edition of World Football Insider’s World Cup Bid Power Index. Qatar and Russia are second and third. Australia is the biggest loser in the latest analysis of the nine bids vying to stage either the 2018 or 2022 tournament.

4/2/2010 With 300 days until the FIFA Executive Committee decision on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, the first edition of the World Football Insider Bid Power Index shows the relative strengths and weaknesses of the 10 bids.