May 17 – Photo highlights from this week’s world football business news, including David Beckham’s retirement, Jerome Valcke’s tour of the Maracana and more…
May 16 – David Beckham brings his career to a close with three league titles in his last three seasons.
Jan. 31 – David Beckham signs five-month contract with Paris Saint-Germain … Clubs fined for misusing Transfer Matching System … 2013 Africa Cup of Nations reaches quarterfinal stage … More inside …
Nov. 21 – UEFA says “the tense security situation in the region” forced Wednesday’s postponement of a Europa League match in Israel … David Beckham insists he’s not sure what’s next once his MLS career comes to an end next week … More inside this Newsdesk …
Oct. 12 – Don Garber says he would love to see David Beckham owning an MLS club one day… AC Milan chief Umberto Gandini claims Italy’s economic crisis has had a knock-on effect on stadium attendances… UEFA Executive Committee member discusses concerns about IFAB’s British votes. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.
July 25 – David Beckham heaped praise on boxing great Muhammad Ali at the Beyond Sport awards in London last night, as the former England star confirmed that he will have a role in the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 3 – With around 1.2 million tickets to sell in just three weeks for the Olympic football tournaments, London 2012 organisers today stepped up their promotion of the competitions to boost slow sales… Stuart Pearce explains omission of David Beckham from Team GB football squad. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
June 28 – London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton tells World Football INSIDER he’s “relaxed” about the challenging task of selling 1.2 million tickets for the Olympic football competitions in just four weeks… David Beckham “very disappointed” after not being selected for Team GB squad. Mark Bisson reports.
May 18 – David Beckham underlines what it would mean to be part of Stuart Pearce’s British football team at the Olympics. The former England captain also believes England can exceed expectations at Euro 2012 and says Gary Neville is a great addition to Roy Hodgson’s England management team. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Athens.
May 17 – Sebastian Coe says he is putting no pressure on Team GB’s men’s football coach to pick David Beckham for the Olympics, claiming he should be picked on merit alone – even though his selection is guaranteed to help shift some of the 1.4 million tickets on sale for the football tournaments. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Athens.