By Andrew Warshaw in St Paulo June 12 - Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who has become the central figure in the entire debate into corruption allegations swirling around FIFA, says he has left no stone unturned in his two-year probe to weed out any wrongdoing in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process.
By Mark Baber June 12 - The South African Football Association (SAFA) agreed Wednesday to provide six-monthly progress reports on its financial affairs to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee after worries over worries over debts amounting to a reported R100 million ($9.4 million).
By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 12 - FIFA president Sepp Blatter's attempts to forge a lasting agreement between Palestine and Israel, one of his most pressing priorities, had to be put on the backburner today when there was insufficient goodwill to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that would have sent out a strong message that progress had been made.
By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 12 - World Cup, what World Cup? Usually on the eve of the biggest sporting spectacle on the planet, colourful bunting is everywhere to be seen, flags fly proudly, there are welcoming smiles and horns blast away patriotically.
June 11 - "Today, I am certain that the information I received from a European source [football official] was a fabrication," says Michel Zen-Ruffinen in an exclusive interview with INSIDEWorldFootball.com, referring to the rumours of vote collusion in the race for the 2018 and 2020 World Cup hosting rights
By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 11 - Sepp Blatter opened the formal part of the FIFA Congress today by tellingly pledging the organisation would continue to "lead by example" despite persistent allegations of corruption that came to head 24 hours earlier when he was asked to step down by European members.
By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 11 - Sepp Blatter's declared intention to run for FIFA president for the fifth time crashed against a rock of European hostility and indignation today as UEFA took a united stand by telling the 78-year-old Swiss to his face it was time to step down as a result of the organisation's tarnished image.
By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 11 - CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb pledged to never to return to the confederation's corruption-tainted past. In a dignified yet passionate address to the region's 41 member nations at the CONCACAF congress here, Webb told delegates there would be no letup in maintaining the transparency showed in his two years in charge.
By Mark Baber June 11 - Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court, this morning, ruled in favour of RS Plc, a pay tv broadcast rights holder for the tournament, in a legal dispute with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).
By Alexander Krassimirov June 11 - Portugal's Sporting Lisbon is poised to file a legal claim against Bulgaria's Levski Sofia for the amount of €31 million. The dispute centres around the Portuguese claim that Levski have illegally signed Bulgarian striker Valeri Bojinov.
June 11 - The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) website has launched a live transfer-window countdown for all of its member leagues. Each league has its own countdown bar, detailing the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the window ceremoniously slams shut.