July 28 – FIFA extends sanctions on players from Ghana and Malta over match-fixing… FIFA’s anti-discrimination chairman condemns remarks made by the Italian FA presidential candidate Carlo Tavecchio who described African players as “banana eaters”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 9 – Polish president urges Ukraine to scrap the law that landed Yulia Tymoshenko behind bars… Italian football federation adds 22 teams to year-long match-fixing investigation. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 2 – Thailand’s largest brewer brings together Real Madrid and Barcelona in a $16.5 million marketing deal… Puma to supply kits and training apparel to Italy’s national soccer teams through 2018… Arsenal and Manchester City strike deal to contest preseason friendly in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.