April 2 – Sony’s PlayStation brand extends its UEFA Champions League deal through 2015, becoming the fifth official partner for the period… Mexico and Honduras punch their tickets for London 2012, leaving only one place to be decided at the 16-nation tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 13 – UEFA is monitoring the widening Turkish match-fixing investigation but will wait for the country’s FA to deliver any evidence of corruption before deciding whether to ban clubs from European competition… Brazil in danger of being knocked out of Copa America championships.