Nov. 4 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter meets Iran president, attends U-17 World Cup final and holds talks with new Emir of Qatar to seek assurances about 2022 World Cup construction workers’ rights… Award for English FA centre… Record viewing for Asian Champions League final.

May 18 – UAE, host of the past two FIFA Club World Cups, will bid for 2013 and 2014 editions… Samurai Blue unable to field squad for South American championships… South African World Cup CEO confirms attendance at African summit. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.