October 28 – Sepp Blatter uses a speech to strongly defend his and FIFA’s corruption-hit reputations… The Swiss calls for tougher punishments for racism in separate address to FA’s 150th anniversary gala… Blatter to meet Emir of Qatar next week to discuss workers’ rights allegations. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

27/10/2010 Zimbabwean football is in turmoil following the sacking of the federation’s chief executive Henrietta Rushwaya and a match-fixing scandal… FIFA speaks to England and Russia World Cup bids amid ongoing row… Top-flight Brazilian clubs to hold AGM at Soccerex.

20/9/2010 Saint Petersburg will host a World Cup semi-final in a 69,500-seat stadium with a moveable roof and retractable pitch if Russia is successful in its 2018 bid… Reporters on media tour meet bid leaders including Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko and first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov on Tuesday. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Saint Petersburg.