By David Owen October 30 – The construction and renovation of the 10 football stadia to be used for Euro 2016 is generating a total of 20,000 jobs in the building and services sector, according to Patrick Kanner, the French Sports Minister.
By Andrew Warshaw October 30 - FIFA have broken their silence over the artificial turf controversy that threatens to disrupt next year's Womens World Cup in Canada, insisting the pitches will be of the highest standard and rejecting any sense of discrimination against female players.
October 30 - Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko will give the welcome address to World Football Forum gathering in Moscow, November 13. Organiser have now released their programme for the event which ends with a VIP reception at the Inter-Continental Hotel.
In the second to last round of the 2014 CSL season, Beijing Guoan FC went to Guangzhou to play defending champions Evergrande, Before the match, Beijing had 63 points, Guangzhou 69 points. A draw would secure the fourth consecutive title for Guangzhou.
October 30 - On the pitch Chelsea were denied a win in the Premier League against Manchester United last weekend by a last gasp equalizer by Robin van Persie. Off the pitch commercial results are far from evenly matched with Man Utd this week adding two new sponsors, while Chelsea have put faith in new signing Christian Purslow to lead the line in a bid to boost their global commercial activity.
By Andrew Warshaw October 29 - Sepp Blatter has re-iterated his view that boycotting the 2018 World Cup in Russia will serve no legimitate purpose but has revealed for the first time that if they qualify Ukraine will not be placed in the same group as the hosts unless relationships between the two neighbours improve.
By Paul Nicholson October 29 – When the Qatari national U19 team stepped off their plane to a red carpet and heroes' welcome it marked a new level of football achievement for the Gulf state that is reinventing itself through sport. It also marked another step on the development path set by the Aspire Academy.
What defines a nation's football status? Is it the senior-international trophies it has historically won? The depth of its leagues? Its grassroots participation? The quality of its top division, perhaps? Or is it the quality of its national stadium?
By Andrew Warshaw October 29 - Preparations for the Club World Cup in Morocco in December are continuing "as planned" even though the country has asked to be replaced as host for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) the following month due to fears over the spread of the Ebola epidemic.
October 29 - UEFA has reduced on appeal CSKA Moscow's stadium ban imposed for serious fan trouble at their Champions League match at Roma - but any further outbreaks over the next five years and UEFA will almost certainly come down even harder on the club.