August 19 – FIFA No. 2 assesses World Cup preparations on three-city tour… Brazil launches World Cup ticket sales… Russia 2018 hosts FIFA delegation… Afghanistan play first international on home soil since 2003. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
August 9 – Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa denounces the terrorists behind a bomb explosion in the Pakistani city of Karachi which killed 11 football fans. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.