May 10 – FIFA is a step closer to getting guarantees it needs from the Brazilian government to organise the World Cup after approval of a bill by the country’s senate… IOC chief Jacques Rogge says Turkey cannot host the Olympics and Euro 2020… Euro 2012 boycotts only damaging to football, he says. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

Feb. 29 – UN special adviser supports proposal to allow women to wear headscarves on the pitch… Congressional commission in Brazil partially approves controversial legislation covering the 2014 World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.