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.

June 27 – FIFPro chief Theo van Seggelen suggests state influence in Sergei Fursenko’s resignation… FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein “appalled” by attacks that killed nine young footballers in Iraq… Russia, Spain charged by UEFA over alleged racist chants. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports

Nov. 25 – Russian Football Union president wants a nationwide ban on beer ads in football stadia to be scrapped … Middle East airline renews sponsorship of Bundesliga club… Targobank will sponsor German club competition for the next four seasons. More inside.

20/1/2011 FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Russian football chiefs will sign the 2018 World Cup host country agreement in Saint-Petersburg on Sunday, as the organising committee takes shape… FIFA attempts to cool talk of Qatar winter World Cup but piles pressure on Gulf state’s football leaders. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.