Oct. 21 – World’s largest tyremaker comes on board for Euro 2012 and 2016 finals … Pepsi extends support of Jordan Football Association … Germany’s national team secures solar sponsor. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

May 18 – UAE, host of the past two FIFA Club World Cups, will bid for 2013 and 2014 editions… Samurai Blue unable to field squad for South American championships… South African World Cup CEO confirms attendance at African summit. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

March 30 – Japan beat J. League TEAM AS ONE 2-1 in fundraiser for victims of the earthquake and tsunami… Indonesian sports minister withdraws all government support for PSSI until new management is brought in… Bitter rivals Iraq and Iran meet in AFC’s second round qualifiers for London Olympics.