28/5/2010 French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Turkish President Abdullah Gul address members of the UEFA Executive Committee in Geneva in support of their Euro 2016 bids. Lobbying for Italy is state secretary of sport Rocco Crimi. A UEFA source tells World Football Insider the result of the vote due at 13.00 CET is too close to call.

17/3/2010 Inter Milan’s Champions League victory over Chelsea provides a boost to the whole Italian game when its standing has never stood so low. But with heavily indebted clubs, sparse crowds, grim stadia and a deeply unpopular ID scheme in the offing, things may get worse before they get better. WFI’s James Corbett reports.

South Africa 2010 World Cup chief Danny Jordaan and deputy police minister Fikile Mbalula say security efforts for the Confederations Cup have been outstanding. They insist a string of isolated incidents should not be taken out of context.