July 22 – Second best is among the most un-American concepts imaginable. But the US women’s side gave us drama and entertainment. They showed us character and were passionate. And, in defeat to Japan in the final, they were gracious. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo examines the team’s contribution to the Women’s World Cup.

July 19 – The coach and captain of Japan’s victorious Women’s World Cup team eye gold at the London 2012 Olympics…Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Asia’s FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein pile praise on team… Germany 2011 final was the most watched football match in US cable history. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 18 – Asian Football Confederation acting president Zhang Jilong hails Japan’s World Cup win, saying it will benefit women’s football on the continent… Dominant USA rue missed chances, but fledgling American women’s league hopes to capitalise… Blatter looks ahead to Canada 2015. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 13 – Worawi Makudi, the head of FIFA’s committee for women’s football, tells INSIDER that the tournament in Germany is one of the most successful ever… USA beat France and Japan defeat Sweden to reach Sunday’s final… FIFA member Makudi dodges questions on Mohamed Bin Hammam bribery case. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 7 – The quarter-final line-up is set for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany… Seven suspects behind bars in Turkish match-fixing probe… New board member for English FA. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.