June 24 – FIFA official Joan Cusco says world football’s corruption scandal and the sizzling heat in Baku will not affect the beach soccer competition at the first European Games. Brian Pinelli reports from the Azerbaijani capital.
Dec. 3 – Eleven players charged in Estonia as part of a match-fixing conspiracy… FIFA official lobbies for beach soccer’s inclusion at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
(September 19, 2013) Real Madrid and Manchester United open the Champions League group stage “with a bang”…Afghanistan overwhelmed with excitement after its national team defeats India 2-0 during the South Asian Football Federation Championship…
Sept 12 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews key moments in the week ahead.
Aug. 18 – Rio 2016 president Carlos Nuzman tells INSIDER that he welcomes FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s push to get beach soccer on the Olympic programme, saying it would be one of the highlights of the Games. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.