April 28 – Germany will not bid for Euro 2020… Dozens injured in Ukrainian blasts… Wroclaw Municipal Stadium gets thumbs up from building inspectors… Brazil’s sports minister says “no delay” for 2014 stadia. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
April 17 – Turkey will try again for the UEFA showpiece, announcing a bid Tuesday for Euro 2020. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 22 – Turkish match-fixing proves a hot topic at the UEFA Congress in Istanbul… European Club Association reaches MOU with UEFA which increases the share of Euro 2012 revenues reserved for clubs. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 22 – INSIDER is told that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is behind Istanbul’s 2020 Olympic bid, despite comments he made on Thursday calling on UEFA to back his country’s bid for Euro 2020. Now he must make a choice. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 9 – Zhang Jilong says he’s ready and willing to take complete charge of the AFC.. FIFA extends worldwide sanction to 26 players, coaches and officials following match-fixing investigations… Ivory Coast and Zambia will meet in final of Africa Cup of Nations. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
June 29 – Mehmet Ali Aydinlar is elected as the new Turkish FA president… Belgian FA boss De Keersmaecker re-elected… Asian Football Confederation announces details of third round draw for the London Olympics qualifiers on the continent. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
12/8/2010 FIFA president Sepp Blatter opens the Youth Olympics football tournament. Iran’s girl’s team, wearing special kit following a hijab controversy, were defeated 4-2 by Turkey in the first match at the Games in Singapore. (Getty)
28/5/2010 UEFA springs no surprise by awarding the 2016 European Championships to favourites France following a vote by the executive committee today. Turkey and Italy miss out. Pictured: UEFA president Michel Platini congratulates French president president Nicolas Sarkozy.
28/5/2010 French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Turkish President Abdullah Gul address members of the UEFA Executive Committee in Geneva in support of their Euro 2016 bids. Lobbying for Italy is state secretary of sport Rocco Crimi. A UEFA source tells World Football Insider the result of the vote due at 13.00 CET is too close to call.
18/5/2010 France emerges as the frontrunner to host the 2016 European Championship following the publication of UEFA’s evaluation report on the three bids for the tournament. Italy and Turkey presented more risks in the assessment.