(WFI) Germany, Brazil and Spain have problems in their World Cup openers; Neymar suffers more fouls than any player since 1998; Cristiano Ronaldo shines, Messi doesn’t.
(WFI) Also: Germany cancels public appearances; bugs before the England-Tunisia match.
Aug. 3 – Gianni Infantino is on his way to Rio to watch the first men’s Olympic matches and attend the lavish Games opening ceremony.
June 9 – UEFA is studying video surveillance and security reports after a group of Russian fans attacked stewards in Wroclaw stadium following their team’s 4-1 demolition of Czech Republic… Racist abuse directed at Czech Republic’s only black player also tarnishes Russia’s impressive start. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Warsaw.
April 25 – Xie Yalong caught up in China’s football corruption crackdown… Officials from 2014, 2022 World Cup hosts visit Poland to learn from Euro 2012 bosses… Danish FA bans Euro 2012 tweets… UEFA unveils ticket design. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports
14/6/2010 A lucky own goal and a defensive lapse of concentration help Holland see off the challenge of a spirited but limited Denmark side at Soccer City today. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.
5/6/2010 Netherlands, one of the pre-tournament favourites, and Morten Olsen’s Denmark are the latest countries featured in our 32-team guide to the World Cup.