By Andrew Warshaw November 30 - Without a presidential candidate of their own, the South American confederation CONMEBOL says it will back Gianni Infantino (pictured) to succeed Sepp Blatter in February's ballot, an early indication of the support the current UEFA general secretary may receive in addition to his own European members.
By Mark Baber November 30 - In a report that will be music to the ears of supporters of many clubs, leading European clubs including Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea and others may face a FIFA transfer ban.
The FIFA Executive Committee decided in its meeting on 20 July 2015 to establish the 'Task Force 2016 - FIFA Reform Committee' (Reform Committee) which is currently working on its recommendations on how to change FIFA. The Reform Committee consists of 12 people, two appointed by each of the six FIFA Confederations and is chaired by Dr François Carrard. The Reform Committee will first present its proposal to the Executive Committee which will approve and submit it to the FIFA Congress where the 209 member associations will decide about it in February 2016.
By David Owen November 30 - It looks increasingly likely that matchday revenues generated by Premier League clubs will be found to have fallen in 2014-15. With six English top-tier clubs having already reported, cumulative matchday revenue from all competitions is showing 6% down at just over £290 million.
By Andrew Warshaw November 30 - Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, who is trying every tactic he can to avoid being extradited to the United States to face corruption charges, now says the legal process is taking its toll on his finances and has filed an appeal challenging the order.
November 30 – On a glittering Bollywood-style night of entertainment and awards in New Delhi, India, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) honoured their players and federations with a series of awards for a season that AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has taken the region to new levels.
By Paul Nicholson November 30 – Scottish giants Rangers are taking steps to rid themselves of the spectre of Mike Ashley, or at least his £5 million loan to the club via his leisure retailer Sports Direct.
November 30 - The five FIFA Presidential candidates have been asked to nominate their top three priorities if they end up being elected as part of an online survey organised by the pressure group NewFIFANow and run by its co-founder and British parliamentarian Damian Collins.
"We are threatened with suffering from three directions: from our body, which is doomed to decay... from the external world which may rage against us with overwhelming and merciless force of destruction, and finally from our relations with other men."Sigmund Freud
Nothing lasts forever, that much is clear. But the destruction that is in any case inevitable can be hastened by factors not always beyond our control. Freud was writing about the course of civilisation at large when he penned the words above but they apply in equal measure to FIFA right now.
The bombshell revelation that Michel Platini - and presumably Sepp Blatter too - faces a possible lifetime ban over "that" payment has crystallised the seriousness of what may or may not have actually been agreed between the pair all those years ago.
By Andrew Warshaw November 27 - The head of Brazilian football, Marco Polo del Nero, has finally bowed to the pressure and agreed to resign from FIFA's Executive Committee after being a no-show for the last six months amid fears he could be caught up in the burgeoning corruption scandal.