May 23 – Microsoft and Major League Soccer strike deal to bring fans the best and fastest content through Windows 8… 3D UEFA Champions League projection in London… Sky Sports adds multi-angle views to its iPad app for the Champions League final… GoalRef is the first goal-line technology to be used in a European football tournament.

Oct. 11 – FIFA’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says Bin Hammam’s ban has made the Asian Football Confederation more “open and transparent”… Singapore FA says polygraph testing is reducing match-fixing cases… Online streaming a threat to Sky Sport… Villar Llona talks UEFA presidency. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Leaders in Football in London.

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.

1/2/2010 World Football Insider rounds up the 10 things you need to know about the global football business today. Emmanuel Adebayor says Togo ban from the next two Africa Cup of Nations is “outrageous”… Australia World Cup bid still in contention for 2018… UEFA cracks down on corruption…