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.