7/10/2010 World Cup bid leaders from eight of the nine candidates for the 2018 and 2022 finals came face to face for the first time in the race to host world sport’s biggest competition. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports from Leaders in Football in London.

1/9/2010 American Airlines is the latest sponsor of the US World Cup bid, the second partnership announced by the bid this week… Umbro has extended its long-running sponsorship of the England football team until 2018… CONCACAF seeks Brazil 2014 qualifying changes.

1/9/2010 Former Sydney Olympics Minister Michael Knight says Australia has all the right credentials to host a spectacular World Cup in 2022… Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho along with Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo sprinkle some star dust on the Spain-Portugal bid campaign during FIFA’s inspection tour… Holland-Belgium highlights green bid credentials

21/5/2010 US Soccer president Sunil Gulati, pictured left, tells World Football Insider that hosting the World Cup again would provide the “final steps” to making the country a football nation… Hails “phenomenal” legacy of 1994 finals and says America must build on it. WFI’s James Corbett reports.