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
June 14 – Russia’s football federation is to appeal UEFA sanctions handed down after its fans attacked stewards following the Euro 2012 match against Czech Republic… German and Portuguese FAs receive fines. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson 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.
Sept. 9 – The Russian Football Union introduces new strict rules to clamp down on bad behaviour among Russian football fans leading up to – and during – the 2018 FIFA World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
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.
5/3/2010 EPL clubs, including Man Utd, reject a proposal to introduce a play-off for England’s fourth Champions League place… Sergei Fursenko holds talks with UEFA president… Financial fair play concept on agenda for UEFA meetings.
4/2/2010 Russian FA president Sergei Fursenko will decide the future of Guus Hiddink and play a lead role in 2018 World Cup bid… Everton’s 14-year search for a new home may be over… Arsenal expand presence and fan base in China.