June 30 – New FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura will make her first trip to 2018 World Cup hosts Russia next week.
Aug. 13 – Gulf nation’s bid book plans for 12 World Cup stadiums set to be scaled back, with a decision due by year’s end.
Oct. 16 – FIFA inspectors launch their first check-up of Russia’s 2018 World Cup stadium preparations today… Launch of official logo later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 10 – Erick Thohir says Inter want their own stadium and talks revenue generation… Roma under UEFA investigation for possible breach of Financial Fair Play rules. But owner James Pallotta tells INSIDER club is “the poster-boy for fiscal responsibility”. Christian Radnedge reports
July 18 – “Excessive spending” on Russia 2018 preparations put Volgograd, Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg in danger of being axed by FIFA… Ghana risks FIFA sanctions… FIFA forces Formula One driver to change helmet design.
May 12 – Also: Worker electrocuted to death at Cuiaba stadium.
May 7 – AFDP, Premier League, streetfootballworld & Real Madrid Foundation to talk CSR at next week’s Soccerex Asian Forum… World Stadium Congress details.
April 30 – New brands and sponsors announced for the Soccerex Asian Forum… World Stadium Congress to take place in Qatar.
April 23 – Jerome Valcke says there is no danger Sao Paulo will be stripped of hosting the opening World Cup match but warns Brazilian organisers they must speed up work to finish Arena Corinthians.
April 22 – Qatar is considering cutting the number of stadiums it builds for the 2022 World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.