June 8 – France has a huge security operation around Euro 2016, as Britain’s Foreign Office warns fans of a “high threat from terrorism” during month-long tournament.
June 4 – A delay in government approval for a new stadium has Spurs officials up in arms… Critics label David Beckham stadium plan for MLS team in Miami “an abomination”… Bomb blast at a Nigeria stadium kills more than 40.
Dec. 30 – Future World Cup host city Volgograd, Russia has been hit by a pair of recent bombings … French footballer Nicolas Anelka has agreed to cease using an offensive salute.
August 9 – Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa denounces the terrorists behind a bomb explosion in the Pakistani city of Karachi which killed 11 football fans. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Oct. 18 – Russian president Vladimir Putin says security chiefs must work hard to prevent terrorist attacks on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and 2018 World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
12/7/10 At least 74 fans have been killed while watching the World Cup Final after coordinated bomb attacks in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. US president, Barack Obama, describes the attacks, which are blamed on Somali Islamists and killed one American citizen, “deplorable and cowardly”.
1/6/10 Police minister plays down World Cup terror threat… Players round on World Cup match ball… USA manager Bob Bradley hails Confederations Cup experience as his team touch down in Johannesburg… Capello expected to stay with England.
1/4/2010 Interpol says World Cup security planning for this summer’s tournament is exceeding expectations… World Cup organising committee chair Irvin Khoza hits back at reports he is trying to overthrow the South African Football Association leadership.