By Andrew Warshaw January 16 - In another blow to the image of Brazil's status as World Cup and Olympic hosts, the prestigious annual Laureus sports awards - dubbed the Oscars of sport and due to have taken place in March in Rio de Janeiro - have suddenly been called off.
By David Owen January 16 - Joseph Blatter, it is fair to say, has on occasion been slow to warm to new technology. When it comes to social media, however, the FIFA President is very much down with the kids.
By Alexander Krassimirov January 16 - German company IFS has reached an agreement with the Bulgarian Football Union to build a new modern stadium in Sofia. The facility will be built on the site of Slavia stadium and will be the national stadium for home games as well as being used by Slavia FC.
By Paul Nicholson January 16 – Fans who are being priced out of attending the Brazil World Cup because of the high rates of accommodation should take a look at a campsite option launched by two Englishmen in Recreio, in the west of Rio de Janeiro. For £35 a day per person, campers can turn up and get the full World Cup experience in one of Rio's safer districts and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
By Andrew Warshaw January 16 - In what might be perceived, somewhat controversially, as a sign that Lionel Messi is losing his lustre, millions of fans have bizarrely left the Barcelona and Argentine superstar out of UEFA's team of the year.
January 16 - Leeds United, one of the biggest names in English football but struggling to rekindle past glories, have moved a step closer being taken over after Bahrain-based investment company Gulf Finance House (GFH) agreed to sell part of its stake in the iconic club.
By Andrew Warshaw January 15 - FIFA's main corruption-buster has warned that match-fixing criminals may try to target World Cup matches this summer. But says Ralf Mutschke, football's world governing body will do all it can to make sure the tournament remains clean.
By Jaroslaw Adamowski January 15 - Spartak Nalchik has decided to pull out of the Russian National Football League, the second tier of Russia's professional football league, due to the club's ongoing financial woes.
By Alexander Krassimirov January 15 - The fan clubs of Levski Sofia have told Bulgarian authorities that they will not participate in anti-government protests in the capital. For nearly a year, Sofia the city has been disrupted by protests against the government of the country.
By Andrew Warshaw January 15 - The bitter dispute over the name of English Premier League club Hull City has been stepped up with owner Assem Allam, who has pumped millions of his own money into the club, threatening to quit unless the English Football Association approves his plans.
January 15 – FIFA has named an elite group to officiate in Brazil this summer. Included in the list is English referee Howard Webb, who took charge of the bad-tempered 2010 World Cup final, but has had an indifferent season in the English Premier League.
By Andrew Warshaw January 14 - Kosovan football authorities are celebrating a major breakthrough after FIFA finally cleared the national team and clubs to play friendly matches after a long-running dispute that was in danger of derailing any meaningful progress.