By Andrew Warshaw in Sao Paulo June 9- FIFA President Sepp Blatter is to hold last-ditch talks with Palestinian and Israeli officials in the next 48 hours in an attempt to bring the two sides together to sign a symbolic memorandum of understanding at this week's FIFA Congress.
By Mark Baber June 9 - The Russian Football Union (RFU) has bowed to FIFA and UEFA requests, voting to put off a decision on allowing the Crimean clubs to play in the Russian football leagues. The decision means the Crimean clubs will be unable to start the beginning of next season.
June 9 - Chinese company Yingli, winner of the NetEase 'Best Sports Marketing Award' for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, will be bringing solar energy to the world stage again, powering the Arena Pernambuco and Maracanã Stadium in Brazil.
By Alexander Krassimirov June 9 - Turkey's Sivasspor and Eskisehirspor have been added to UEFA's banned list for next season, both being denied entry to the Europa League for involvement in a domestic match-fixing scandal.
By David Owen June 6 – One solitary Championship club managed to make an operating profit in the 2012-13 season, as the second tier of English football faces crunch-time in its efforts to improve the state of club finances. Lancashire seaside team Blackpool were the odd ones out, as its 23 rivals contributed to aggregate operating losses of £241 million.
June 7 - UEFA's pledge to crack down on clubs who fail to meet financial fair play regulations has snared its latest victim with Serbia's Red Star Belgrade banned from next season's Champions League for failing to pay their debts.
By Mark Baber June 6 - Hangzhou-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announced Thursday that it is taking a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande for 1.2 billion yuan ($192 million). The valuation of $284 million would put Evergrande into 20th place in the latest (2013) Forbes List of the World's Most Valuable Clubs.
By Andrew Warshaw June 6 - In a move that seems bound to be viewed as highly provocative by FIFA and UEFA, Ukraine's Crimean-based clubs have changed their names in a bid to join the Russian league following the annexation of the peninsula by Russian authorities.
By David Owen June 5 – Bayern Munich have retained their status as the club supplying most players for the 2014 FIFA World Cup now that the provisional squads have been trimmed to final squads of 23 players per country.
By Andrew Warshaw June 8 - Asia's top Olympic official has waded into the latest corruption claims over Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid by blasting the allegations as being "racist" towards Arabs in general.
By Jaroslaw Adamowski June 6 - Polish football club Lech Poznan has announced the signing of a new technical sponsorship deal with Nike. The US brand will replace Puma as the appareil partner in the 2014/2015 season.