June 28 – Jesus Navas’ spot-kick in the seventh round of a penalty shoot-out saw Spain beat Italy 7-6 to book their place in the Confederations Cup final. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
April 4 – FIFA is refusing to comment on the Brazilian Senate cancelling a meeting with secretary general Jerome Valcke next week that jeopardises his monitoring role in 2014 World Cup preparations. Is the Frenchman’s relationship with Brazil beyond repair? INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 20 – FIFA awards Sao Paulo the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, ending months of speculation that South America’s largest city would be overlooked to stage the prestigious game… FIFA ditches venue cluster concept, raising the costs of travel for fans heading to the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 20. FIFA president Sepp Blatter must deliver on his promised “radical” anti-corruption measures on Friday or face the wrath of the international media. They will be compared to the IOC’s far-reaching reforms following the Salt Lake City bribery scandal – and will define the legacy he leaves in 2015. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 8 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews the week ahead.
(WFI) FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants Brazil to accelerate its legacy plans for the 2014 tournament… The Swiss declines opportunity to back potential Ricardo Teixeira plan to succeed him. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 27 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Goal-line technology decision coming in March 2012, says FIFA president Sepp Blatter … Pele named ambassador for 2014 World Cup … Rio prepares for preliminary draw … FIFA vice president urges AFC president not to drag out appeal.
June 1 – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says Brazil 2014 World Cup preparations are in good shape but admits world football’s governing body still faces “many problems” in delivering projects in time for the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Zurich.
21/12/10 Brazil’s sports minister Orlando Silva will continue to play a leading role in 2014 World Cup preparations as part of Dilma Rousseff’s new government… Sepp Blatter could be only candidate for FIFA presidential elections… Inter Milan’s Samuel Eto’o is the African Footballer of the Year. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
24/11/2010 South Africa’s World Cup CEO Danny Jordaan tells INSIDER he sees no clear favourites in the 2018/2022 World Cup bidding race, saying it will go right to the wire… Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazil’s 1970 World Cup-winning captain, says the country’s airports are “shameful”… More inside. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Rio de Janeiro.