August 16 – Turkey investing heavily in 20 new stadiums for football and other sports… Revamp of London Olympic stadium begins for 2015 Rugby World Cup and to host anchor tenant West Ham United… More inside.
Dec. 3 – FIFA says such unsportsmanlike behavior “cannot be tolerated” … Chairman of CONCACAF Integrity Committee says independent review is “proceeding very smoothly” … More inside this Newsdesk …
Sept. 21 – Sepp Blatter gives London 2012 “five stars” for the way the Olympic football competitions were organized … INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from the FIFA Women’s U17 World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan …
Aug. 1 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter suggests that world football’s governing body change its “say no to racism” banners to “kick out racism”. INSIDER’s Bob Mackin reports.
April 19 – A total of 84 officials from 36 countries in all six confederations will referee the Olympic football tournaments at London 2012… FIFA sets aside $196 million for underground football museum… UEFA and “social partners” agree upon minimum standards for player contracts. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
April 18 – David Beckham is among 80 footballers still in the running to represent Britain at the 2012 Olympics … Warsaw’s stadium for Euro 2012 hosts its first club match … FIFA launches South African legacy fund …
April 5 – Budget covers 2018 World Cup costs but not construction or infrastructure expenses… Research by Dutch professional footballers’ association indicates preference for grass over artificial turf… New Zealand bound for women’s Olympic tournament. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Feb. 8 – South Sudan en route to becoming world football’s newest nation… Tottenham Hotspur boss and likely future England manager cleared of tax evasion… FIFA reverses qualifying result after Iraq fielded ineligible player… FIFA vice president Prince Ali takes cause to Philippines. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Jan. 30 – Women’s Professional Soccer suspends 2012 campaign amid legal issues… USA and Canada book berths at London Olympics… Asian Football Federation reiterates desire for headscarf rule change. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Jan. 23 – Equatorial Guinea and Gabon got off to good starts in their Africa Cup of Nations openers… Semifinalists set at 2012 CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying tournament. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.