13/8/2010 Holland-Belgium 2018/2022 bid chief tells INSIDER his team does not fear the power of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in the four months of lobbying remaining before the Dec. 2 FIFA vote. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Amsterdam.

6/8/2010 Holland-Belgium bid leaders dismiss criticisms voiced by Belgian politicians just days before a FIFA delegation arrives for its inspection visit… Bid CEO Harry Been believes a World Cup in the Low Countries would exceed standards set in South Africa… Bid president Ruud Gullit stars in advertising campaign.