1/9/2010 Former Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight says Australia has all the right credentials to host a spectacular World Cup in 2022… Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho along with Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkle some star dust on the Spain-Portugal bid campaign during FIFA’s inspection tour… Holland-Belgium highlights green bid credentials

17/8/2010 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promises FIFA inspectors his country will waive visa requirements for players and fans if its 2018 World Cup bid is successful. He also pledges that plans for new and renovated venues will be realised even if Russia misses out on the hosting rights.