(WFI) Real Madrid and Barcelona would have reserved spots in the expanded Club World Cup.
(WFI) Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with FIFA president Gianni Infantino ahead of next month’s FIFA Confederations Cup.
March 30 – World Football’s governing body is adapting its qualification procedures to match its expanded 48-team World Cup.
July 18 – After smoothing FIFA’s relations with Brazil in the wake of Jerome Valcke’s “kick in the arse” outburst, president Sepp Blatter now risks incurring the wrath of World Cup organisers himself after saying the country may have been the wrong choice for the 2014 tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 2 – FIFA delays the announcement on 2014 World Cup ticket pricing amid concerns that it could trigger an escalation in violent protests across Brazil. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 1 – Brazil won the Confederations Cup with an emphatic victory over world and European champions Spain thanks to two goals from Fred and a scorcher from Neymar… Italy beat Uruguay to seal third place.
July 1 – World Football INSIDER looks ahead to the key events in the global football business.
June 28 – Jesus Navas’ spot-kick in the seventh round of a penalty shoot-out saw Spain beat Italy 7-6 to book their place in the Confederations Cup final. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 27 – As protests raged outside Belo Horizonte’s stadium, a dramatic 86th minute header from Paulinho lifted Brazil to a 2-1 victory over Uruguay. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 24 – FIFA General Secretary says he’s “not ashamed about what we are doing” in Brazil … Poor turnout at U-20 World Cup in Turkey disappoints FIFA … More inside this Newsdesk …