Aug. 9 – As rioting continues in the British capital, Olympics minister Hugh Robertson tells INSIDER the cancellation of England’s friendly with the Netherlands is a precaution specific to the sport of football … Reaction from English FA and players as well … INSIDER’s Mark Bisson and Christian Radnedge report.

15/7/10 Barcelona have eased their cashflow problems after securing a 155million euro loan… Everton manager David Moyes says that Australia should host the 2022 World Cup… Milovan Rajevac, coach of World Cup quarter finalists Ghana, wants to stay with the Black Stars… American Tom Glick appointed to the Football League board.

9/7/2010 Nelson Mandela will present the trophy to the world champions if he is fit enough to attend the final, FIFA president confirms… 10 nominees for Golden Ball award… FIFA rejects Ghanaian appeal for ‘penalty goal’ rule… Proud moment for English referee. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.

2/7/2010 Uruguay beat Ghana 4-2 on penalties to win a dramatic quarter-final at Soccer City. Asamoah Gyan could have settled the tie for the African side with the last kick of extra-time but missed the spot-kick that was awarded for a blatant handball by Luis Suarez. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Johannesburg.