October 16 – Luzhniki Stadium’s renovation will take three and a half years… Commercial zones cut from 2018 World Cup… Plans for African facility to emerge at Soccerex Global Convention… FIFA names preferred turf producers… Infront VIP hospitality deal for Stade de France. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin reports.

April 5 – Budget covers 2018 World Cup costs but not construction or infrastructure expenses… Research by Dutch professional footballers’ association indicates preference for grass over artificial turf… New Zealand bound for women’s Olympic tournament. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.