Nov. 17 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter is under pressure to resign over shocking remarks he made in two TV interviews claiming that football does not have on-field racism problems – and any incidents could be dealt with by a simple handshake. Premier League players including Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand are outraged. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 23 – Qatari broadcaster bids for domestic rights after winning international distribution… UEFA awards Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2012 rights in Central and Latin America, Iceland and Israel. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
27/1/2011 New figures offer early look at Qatar’s financial planning for 2022 World Cup… MPs pledge support for West Ham’s 2012 Olympic stadium bid as club unveils first rendering of venue’s post-Games look. More inside. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
17/12/10 Tensions seem to be cooling between the FAs of Algeria and Egypt, one year after violent clashes between rival fans… New China coach eyes London 2012 qualification… CONCACAF Gold Cup visits new US cities… FOX and al-Jazeera secure UEFA Champions League rights deals. More inside… INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.