July 25 – Vitaly Mutko, FIFA ExCo member and 2018 World Cup chief, says the Russia conflict with Ukraine will not be an issue for tournament preparations… Dutch FA rejects calls for boycott. Christian Radnedge reports.
March 27 – Also: The president of the Swedish FA gets a third term … Morocco tightens its laws at FIFA’s urging.
June 19 – A total of 292 facilities and events are included in Russia’s infrastructure overhaul for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Feb. 28 – Vitaly Mutko remains the Russian Football Union’s FIFA representative … Ukraine to bid for share of Euro 2020 … FIFA to relocate U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014 … More inside this Newsdesk …
Jan. 21 – Sepp Blatter says FIFA has “full confidence” in preparations for the 2018 World Cup following a weekend trip to St. Petersburg … CIES Football Observatory releases annual Demographic Study … More inside this Newsdesk
Oct. 1 – Russia announces 2018 World Cup budget is nearly twice its bid book figure, as organisers confirm the 11 host cities and 12 stadia for the tournament… Sepp Blatter calls for Russian FA and clubs to tackle football fan violence. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 26 – The stage is set for FIFA to confirm the host cities for the 2018 World Cup … INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
Sept. 18 – Russia 2018 candidate city Saransk is hoping its participation in a World Cup stadium construction seminar in Moscow will boost its chances of making the list of 11 host cities announced later this month.
Sept. 3 – Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev labels St. Petersburg’s World Cup stadium project “disgraceful”… Costs rocket for the 69,500-seat retractable-roof stadium with sliding pitch. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 20 – Russia’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko has joined the country’s Premier League chief Sergei Pryadkin and politician Igor Lebedev in the race to become new president of the Russian FA… Zenit St. Petersburg kick off first autumn to spring Premier League season. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.