16/2/2011 MLS commissioner Don Garber abandons idea to schedule games through the winter months to better align his league with football’s international calendar… Canadian Soccer Association submits 2015 Women’s World Cup bid to FIFA… UEFA awards media rights in Russia for its club competitions.
11/1/2011 Michel Platini says Europe’s top clubs risk exclusion from the Champions League if they don’t get their finances in order, as UEFA reports collective losses for the 655 top-flight clubs of 1.2 billion euros. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
13/12/10 UEFA says Ukraine’s delay-hit stadium projects in Kiev and Lviv are back on track for Euro 2012… Michel Platini is urging the International Football Association Board to approve his five-referees plan for the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
14/9/2010 Football fans watching the first group matches in the Champions League and Europa League this week will be treated to a video explaining UEFA’s additional assistant referees experiment… Inter Milan move into top four prize money earners in Europe… African football leaders descend on Cairo… Blatter visits Greenland.
1/9/2010 UEFA bans vuvuzelas from all of its competitions, claiming it needs “to protect the culture and tradition of football in Europe”… Euro 2012 co-director Markiyan Lubkivsky says the tournament is the catalyst for major social and economic change in Ukraine… Refereeing experiment refined at summit.
12/5/2010 Diego Maradona unexpectedly leaves out Inter Milan’s Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso from his 30-man preliminary squad for South Africa… Fulham face Atletico Madrid in the inaugural Europa League Final in Hamburg tonight… El Salvador suspended by FIFA.
20/4/10 UEFA has insisted that this week’s Champions League and Europa League semi finals must take place, despite European airspace remaining largely closed, necessitating lengthy road and rail journeys by four clubs.