By David Owen March 17 – The head of Asian football has given his support to a modification to the World Cup qualifying system that would see the fifth-placed team in Asian qualifying play off against the top team in Oceania for a place in FIFA's flagship tournament.
March 17 - Former French international striker Nicolas Anelka faces an uncertain future following the latest development concerning his infamous 'quenelle' gesture that landed him with a five-match ban and a hefty fine from the English Football Association.
By David Owen March 15 – The top two tiers of English football are in discussions aimed at establishing "proportionate linkage" between their respective sets of financial sustainability rules, Premier League boss Richard Scudamore has revealed.
Public demonstration can be expected at the World Cup, it will not be a surprise if it happens, says FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke. Plans are in place to keep Brazil safe for visiting fans and to create a lasting World Cup legacy for the country.
FIFA is happy that Qatar 2022 is building landmark stadia and infrastructure, but general secretary Jérôme Valcke says that while the debate on the issues has moved on, the construction companies and the Qatari authorities must ensure there are no more deaths
By David Owen March 14 – The world's biggest football confederation by population covered and the football league with arguably the biggest international following have signed a mutual cooperation agreement.
The World Cup is more than just a football tournament, but FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke says that while FIFA can support change in a country there is limit to what it can do, FIFA is not the UN, FIFA is about football, "we don't tell a country its foreign policy"
By Andrew Warshaw March 14 - Twenty-four hours after being sensationally jailed for tax evasion, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness relinquished his post today and announced he would not be appealing against the three-year, six month term that rocked German football.