July 18 – Russian FA confirms talks are ongoing but denies deal with Fabio Capello has been reached… Bayern Munich boss says Sepp Blatter’s credibility is running low… UEFA operations director Martin Kallen cites “outstanding tournament” and “great party”. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

July 2 – Michel Platini says the success of Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine has vindicated UEFA’s decision to take the tournament to Eastern Europe for the first time… Plan floated to take Euro 2020 to “12 or 13 cities” across Europe… 580 clubs to benefit from distribution of payments from Euro 2012. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

June 19 – Russia’s World Cup CEO Alexey Sorokin tells World Football INSIDER that meetings with Euro 2012 organisers in Warsaw and Kharkiv will help boost preparations for the 2018 FIFA tournament… FIFA’s inspection tour of Russia 2018 candidate cities draws to a close. Mark Bisson reports