May 4 – CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz claims he received an invitation to last week’s British royal wedding the day before the FIFA Executive decided on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosts. It raises questions about the lengths some bid teams were willing to go to in order to secure votes. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.

April 8 – Japanese football chiefs are reconsidering their earlier decision to pull out of the Copa America… Syria suspends its domestic league in response to growing political unrest… Egyptian football resumes next week… Six-team US Women’s Professional Soccer league kicks off its third season this weekend.

March 4 – CONCACAF secretary general Chuck Blazer lashes out at FIFA following its decision not to award the continental association another berth at the Brazil 2014 World Cup… FIFA casts doubt on Sao Paulo staging World Cup opener due to ongoing stadium delays. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.