By Samindra Kunti August 28 - The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have released the calendar for the 2016 Brazilian domestic season: the top-flight Brasileirão will come to a halt for the national team's World Cup qualifiers, but not for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
By Ben Nicholson August 28 - Gatorade, a PepsiCo brand, has taken the Official Sports Drink sponsorship category for the UEFA Champions League, as part of the three-year deal signed by parent company PepsiCo last month.
By Paul Nicholson August 27 - Euro2016 in France will be the first time the European Championships have been played in the expanded 24 team format. More matches mean more venues and the competition will be played in 10 venues across the country. Will this be the catalyst event that, like the 2006 World Cup in Germany, kick starts French football into a new era of glory?
By Alexander Krassimirov August 27 - Bulgaria's Levski Sofia have started an educational campaign in a bid to combat the extreme racism of their fans. The club is one of the most frequently fined by the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU). Recently the fines for Bulgarian teams for racist incident, of which there are sadly many, have been increasing.
By Andrew Warshaw August 27 - FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and not, as had been anticipated, at his first session with the international media at the conclusion of Champions and Europa League business in Monaco tomorrow.
By Mark Baber August 27 - The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has referred the Batman Petrolspor team to the Professional Football Disciplinary Committee after the club released white doves representing peace prior to their first game of the season.
By Samindra Kunti August 27 - Brazilian football has been in a grim state ever since Brazil's unforgiving 7-1 defeat to Germany at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but slowly leading club Flamengo is showing the way forward with its sound financial management under chairman Eduardo Bandeira de Mello, resulting in substantial pre-tax profits.
"Nil satis nisi optimum" Everton Football Club motto
How Everton's owners must lament that history has bequeathed them as a motto a Latin phrase meaning "Nothing but the best will do" because, since their 1995 FA Cup win, Everton really haven't been the best at anything. But it is a stick with which to beat an underperforming club, and so it was with the acronym NSNO that disaffected Everton fans appended their banner of dissent as it flew by St Mary's Stadium last week.
By Andrew Warshaw August 26 - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-Joon, whose candidacy is in danger of hitting the buffers before it has hardly taken off, has issued a damning and defiant indictment of the entire election process as he tries to grab the moral high ground in the face of persistent speculation about his past.