June 7 – The WFI Podcast returns with some discussion on Lionel Messi, Hope Solo and the 2026 race and Leroy Sane’s absence from the World Cup.
Aug. 14 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that Luis Suarez can participate in some football activities, but not competitions.
August 8 – Also: Russia will offer government subsidies for those building venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
July 15 – Sepp Blatter hails the “boom, boom” attacking football as the key to a successful World Cup, rating the tournament 9.25 out of 10… The Swiss says FIFA must do more to fight racism and hopes disgraced Luis Suarez can shine again. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
July 14 – FIFA blocks Barcelona from publicly presenting their new $128 million signing Luis Suarez due to his four-month ban from all football-related activities.
July 10 – Also: Papal support for Argentina … FIFA awaits police report in MATCH ticketing case.
June 30 – Jose Mujica blasts FIFA chiefs as “a gang of old sons of bitches” for banning Luis Suarez over his World Cup bite… FIFPro says emotion may have guided FIFA’s sanctioning of the Uruguay striker. By INSIDER’s Mark Bisson.
June 27 – Also: Sportfive to sell LED sponsorship spaces for Tottenham Hotspur, and Sheffield United switch to adidas kits.
June 26 – FIFA bans Luis Suarez from the World Cup over the biting incident that has overshadowed the second week of the tournament. He is banned for four months from any football-related activity, meaning he can’t play for Liverpool until mid-October. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 25 – FIFA is launching an investigation into Uruguay striker Luis Suarez’s apparent biting incident on Tuesday.