By Andrew Warshaw December 10 - FIFA and World Cup organisers have been quick to re-assure an anxious public that the shocking scenes of violence at a Brazilian championship game at the weekend, screened across the world, were far removed from what can be expected next summer.
By Andrew Warshaw December 10 - The spot-fixing scandal that has rocked English football has moved up a gear with the relevation that five of the six men arrested are past or present players, the most high profile being DJ Campbell, a striker with Blackburn Rovers in the second tier of the domestic game who previously played in the Premier League with three different clubs.
By Alexander Krassimirov December 10 - CSKA Sofia CEO Alexander Todorov (pictured) said that the new management of the club has reduced the salaries of the players about 35% compared to those who have paid the previous owners of Titan AS.
By Andrew Warshaw December 10 - Scottish champions Celtic have taken what appear to be steps to disband their notorious Green Brigade fans group after a reported £10,000 worth of damage was caused to the away end of the ground at Motherwell's stadium during last Friday's league game between the clubs.
December 10 – Last weekend's fan violence in Brazil, at the final round of the season's Serie A fixtures, has not put off a scramble for World Cup match tickets, with 86% of requests for match tickets coming from Brazilian fans.
December 10 - A fanatical Kenyan Manchester United fan, seemingly unable to cope with the club's recent defeat against Newcastle which put them 13 points adrift of leaders Arsenal in the Premier League table, tragically took his own life.
December 10 - The usual suspects have again lined up to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award as the world's best player - but there is no place in the final shortlist for the world's most expensive player, Gareth Bale.
By Andrew Warshaw December 9 - With the glitz and glamour of the World Cup draw still fresh in the mind, Brazilian organisers have suffered a massive public relations blow after television pictures of scores of fans fighting running battles in a domestic championship match were flashed around the world.
By Jaroslaw Adamowski December 9 - Following a series of defeats which pushed the football club towards the relegation zone of Poland's Esktraklasa, the Ultras of Zaglebie Lubin assaulted one of the club's players, damaged another one's car with bricks and threatened to assault a third player.
By Andrew Warshaw December 9 - A one-time English Premier League footballer and Nigerian international has admitted being involved in spot-fixing in a second damaging newspaper sting that has led to six people being detained and has once again seriously undermined the reputation and credibility of English football.
December 9 - Sports ministers from across the world were convening in Qatar today to explore the idea of creating a G20 sports grouping to mirror the economic equivalent. Sports officials from a raft of nations including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Italy were taking part in the summit as part of the three-day Doha Goals conference.
December 9 - As World Cup organisers prepare for a rush of bookings following last week's draw, with fans working out exactly how much they can afford and how to get the best deals, FIFA have amended kickoff times of seven matches for the purposes of television coverage.