Feb. 15 – Ongoing troubles at Warsaw’s new National Stadium could derail plans for its first-ever fixture ahead of Euro 2012… South Africa’s chair of the 2010 World Cup local organising committee is the latest LOC board member for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations… World Cup stadium construction is back on in Sao Paulo. More inside…

Nov. 16 – UEFA president praises European Parliament for taking a stand against match-fixing … AFC vice president pays visit to Australia to inspect Asian Cup 2015 preparations. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

July 5 – Franz Beckenbauer today said that the scandals swirling around FIFA have severely damaged football’s governing body. The Munich 2018 bid backer claimed Sepp Blatter could take lessons in transparency from the IOC in future World Cup bidding processes. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Durban.

May 18 – UAE, host of the past two FIFA Club World Cups, will bid for 2013 and 2014 editions… Samurai Blue unable to field squad for South American championships… South African World Cup CEO confirms attendance at African summit. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.