August 26 – FIFA draw for U-17 World Cup UAE in Abu Dhabi… Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt meets FIFA president Sepp Blatter… CAS rules on Fenerbahce and Besiktas… Milestone for 2015 Australia Asian Cup.
August 23 – Besiktas signs stadium naming rights deal with Vodafone… FIFA says Brazil has “a lot of work to do” to complete six more World Cup stadia before Dec. 31 deadline… Storm of controversy over e-cigarette company naming Welsh stadium … More inside.
July 16 – UEFA rejects appeals by Fenerbahce and Besiktas to overturn bans from European competition… Lebanese ref involved in match-fixing sex scandal says he was shown how to fix a game on YouTube. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 25 – Fenerbahce are banned from the 2013/2014 Champions League and Besiktas from the 2013/14 Europa League, UEFA has announced. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
June 10 – Russian president hands over commerce veto to FIFA … UEFA investigates Steaua Bucharest, Besiktas … Lebanese officials plead guilty to accepting sex bribes … More inside this Newsdesk …
July 10 – Mahmud Sarsak returns home to Gaza after Israel detained the Palestinian midfielder for three years without trial… First VP Suketu Patel says CAF is “spoilt for choice” with AFCON 2013… Besiktas lose CAS appeal. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
July 13 – UEFA is monitoring the widening Turkish match-fixing investigation but will wait for the country’s FA to deliver any evidence of corruption before deciding whether to ban clubs from European competition… Brazil in danger of being knocked out of Copa America championships.
July 1 – West Bromwich Albion sign their largest sponsorship deal to date… San Jose Earthquakes ink deal with Wells Fargo… Borussia Dortmund enlist solar specialist for stadium improvements. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.