(WFI) Germany, Brazil and Spain have problems in their World Cup openers; Neymar suffers more fouls than any player since 1998; Cristiano Ronaldo shines, Messi doesn’t.
June 7 – The WFI Podcast returns with some discussion on Lionel Messi, Hope Solo and the 2026 race and Leroy Sane’s absence from the World Cup.
(WFI) A Swiss tribunal freezes the Peru’s captain ban despite testing positive for a cocaine metabolite.
(WFI) Peru’s captain has a new hearing on his doping suspension in a few weeks.
(WFI) Bolivian Football Federation and former FIFA World Cup evaluation chairman Harold Mayne-Nicholls file appeals to CAS.
Jan. 14 – Anti-gay chants by fans lead to fines for six football associations. Kevin Nutley reports.
Feb. 17 – Conmebol investigates reports of racial taunts toward former Brazil national teamer … Bulgarian fears two teams involved in matchfixing.
October 7 – European Championship may add non-European squads… Peru to play next match in empty stadium… FIFA makes progress in Palestine.
Sept 12 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews key moments in the week ahead.