May 7 – Sepp Blatter fires another warning shot at Brazil 2014 over the slow pace of preparations ahead of critical World Cup talks between LOC leaders and FIFA officials in Zurich tomorrow… FIFA chief claims 2015 Women’s World Cup will be a bigger event for Canada than the Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

Jan. 9 – Barcelona ace Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in Zurich tonight, becoming only the fourth player in history to land three World Player of the Year awards… Japan’s Homare Sawa, star of the Women’s World Cup in Germany, won the women’s award. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 25 – INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson rounds up the latest global football business news – Turkish FA postpones kickoff … David Beckham weighs in on England 2018… Japan enjoys aftermath of Women’s World Cup win… Uruguay wins Copa America… UEFA reveals shortlist for Best Player in Europe.

July 22 – Second best is among the most un-American concepts imaginable. But the US women’s side gave us drama and entertainment. They showed us character and were passionate. And, in defeat to Japan in the final, they were gracious. INSIDER columnist Terry Baddoo examines the team’s contribution to the Women’s World Cup.

July 19 – The coach and captain of Japan’s victorious Women’s World Cup team eye gold at the London 2012 Olympics…Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Asia’s FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein pile praise on team… Germany 2011 final was the most watched football match in US cable history. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

July 18 – Asian Football Confederation acting president Zhang Jilong hails Japan’s World Cup win, saying it will benefit women’s football on the continent… Dominant USA rue missed chances, but fledgling American women’s league hopes to capitalise… Blatter looks ahead to Canada 2015. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.