(WFI) Also: Germany cancels public appearances; bugs before the England-Tunisia match.
June 22 – Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has thrown his hat into the ring for the FIFA presidency, according to reports.
May 16 – INSIDER editor Mark Bisson rounds up the ten things you need to know about the global football business today.
22/6/10 A 2-2 draw with Nigeria in Durban was enough to see South Korea through to the round of sixteen, as Argentina beat Greece 2-0 in the group’s other game in Polokwane. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Johannesburg.
16/6/2010 Argentina boss Diego Maradona launches extraordinary attack on Brazilian football legend Pele and UEFA president Michel Platini… New court date for Dutch women involved in ambush marketing stunt… Blatter wins friends with tweets… Switzerland beat Spain in biggest upset of World Cup.
23/5/2010 Maradona’s Argentina side and 71-year-old Otto Rehhagel’s Greece are the latest teams profiled in World Football Insider’s series on the 32 teams participating at the South Africa World Cup.
12/5/2010 Diego Maradona unexpectedly leaves out Inter Milan’s Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso from his 30-man preliminary squad for South Africa… Fulham face Atletico Madrid in the inaugural Europa League Final in Hamburg tonight… El Salvador suspended by FIFA.
24/2/2010 Argentina’s first ever strategic partnership in the US includes agreement to play four friendlies through June 2014… UEFA president says punishments for three European match officials shows commitment to ridding football of corruption… Bundesliga backs Munich 2018 Olympic bid.
22/1/2010 Argentina manager Diego Maradona hails preparations for the World Cup, playing down security fears while on a tour of the country… Soccer City almost complete. WFI’s Stuart Alderson-Smith reports from Johannesburg.
2/12/09 England and Brazil are among the eight top seeds for Friday’s 2010 World Cup draw in Cape Town… France and Portugal miss out on the seedings… Maradona told to stay away from FIFA draw.