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Anelka drops libel case against French newspaper

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By David Gold

July 7- Nicolas Anelka has dropped his claim for €150,000 (£132,000/$211,000) in damages from French sports newspaper L’Equipe, over their reporting of the confrontation the Chelsea striker had with former national team coach Raymond Domenech at the World Cup.

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Select Committee calls for FIFA to reform bidding processes

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By David Gold

July 4 – A report by Britain’s Culture, Media and Sport select Committee into England’s failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup has attacked FIFA and renewed calls for world football’s governing body to review its bidding process, as well as the decision to drop an investigation into former CONCACAF power broker Jack Warner.

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