June 19 – A senior FIFA marketing executive is trying to keeping a stiff upper lip amid the corruption scandal enveloping world football.
September 4 – FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria from international competition next Monday unless the football federation’s current executive committee is replaced by a newly-elected governing body.
July 10 – World football’s governing body suspends the Nigerian Football Federation for government interference in its affairs. The country may miss out on participation in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month.
July 7 – FIFA warns Nigeria that it faces an international ban over government interference in the football federation’s affairs after its leadership was kicked out of office. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 4 – A delay in government approval for a new stadium has Spurs officials up in arms… Critics label David Beckham stadium plan for MLS team in Miami “an abomination”… Bomb blast at a Nigeria stadium kills more than 40.
October 22 – Former Nigerian administrator can return to football having served FIFA ban … Platini says Qatar’s problems are bigger than the timing of the World Cup … Brazil sports minister reconsiders decision to leave. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin reports.
July 26 – Arsenal announces new partnership with Sterling Bank to issue co-branded debit cards in Nigeria… Manchester City teams up with the world’s leading recruitment experts, and extends agreement with EA SPORTS.
June 24 – Two goals from Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba propelled Spain into a semi-final match-up with Italy… Abel Hernandez bagged four goals as Uruguay beat Tahiti 8-0, booking them a semi with Brazil in Belo Horizonte. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 21 – Uruguay are on the brink of the Confederations Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Nigeria in Salvador. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 18 – Nigeria’s Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat-trick as the African side cruised to a 6-1 victory over Tahiti in the Confederations Cup… The island nation’s goal celebration was something to behold. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.