June 9 – UEFA is studying video surveillance and security reports after a group of Russian fans attacked stewards in Wroclaw stadium following their team’s 4-1 demolition of Czech Republic… Racist abuse directed at Czech Republic’s only black player also tarnishes Russia’s impressive start. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Warsaw.

Aug. 18 – Brazil are on course to win their fifth U-20 World Cup title, while Portugal are hoping to break records in Saturday’s final… Workers revamping Rio’s Maracana stadium for the 2014 World Cup have gone on strike… Poland and Ukraine are set to simplify the visa regime between the two countries for Euro 2012. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

22/10/10 Iberian World Cup bid co-leader Gilberto Madail has reacted with “surprise and indignation” to reports suggesting his bid traded votes with Qatar 2022 in the World Cup bidding contest… Sepp Blatter describes himself “extremely distressed” at allegations made over the past week…The OFC names an acting president after Reynald Temarii’s suspension.

1/9/2010 Former Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight says Australia has all the right credentials to host a spectacular World Cup in 2022… Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho along with Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkle some star dust on the Spain-Portugal bid campaign during FIFA’s inspection tour… Holland-Belgium highlights green bid credentials