By Andrew Warshaw December 3 - FIFA's World Cup anti-corruption probe appears no nearer to being resolved after the organisation confirmed that ethics investigator Michael Garcia has gone ahead with his appeal against what he claims were "incomplete and erroneous" published findings of his 430-page report.
By Mark Baber December 3 - FIFA and UEFA have reportedly sent a joint letter to the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) warning that proposed government legislation, which is aimed at tackling the serious problem of corruption and match-fixing in Greek football, constitutes an unacceptable involvement of the state in football and would lead to the country being banned from international competitions.
By Paul Nicholson December 3 - Questionmarks over whether the 2018 World Cup hosting would make it to Kaliningrad have been dispelled by Russia's sports minister Vitaly Mutko who said that matches won't be transferred to another city from Kaliningrad.
By Andrew Warshaw December 3 - The president of the International Olympic Committee has re-iterated his call to FIFA not to allow the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to clash with the winter Games of the same year.
By Andrew Warshaw December 3 - The Australian team participating in next year's women's World Cup in Canada have threatened to join the legal fight against the use of artificial turf if there is no satisfactory resolution, according to the lawyer representing the protesters.
December 3 - With precision timing exactly four years after they won the vote to stage the 2022 World Cup, Qatar organisers have unveiled designs for their fourth planned venue, the 40,000-seat Qatar Foundation Stadium.
December 3 - FIFA is not responsible for the conditions of migrant workers employed to build stadiums for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Sepp Blatter has re-iterated. But FIFA are monitoring the situation in Qatar closely with constant feedback over the welfare of foreign workers following an international outcry over their ill-treatment.
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Arsène Wenger might have you believe that competing in the Champions League matters; that an attractive style of play is important. But he is wrong. Football today is all about winning, and as a graduate in economics he should know that.
By Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent December 2 - Michel d'Hooghe, one of FIFA's longest-serving administrators who is being investigated as part of the World Cup anti-corruption probe, says he is suffering "the hardest period of my life" and being treated "like a murderer" even though he has done nothing wrong and has absolutely nothing to hide.
By Mark Baber December 2 - The death of Deportivo de La Coruña fan Francisco José Romero Taboada before the match between and Atlético de Madrid on Sunday has dominated Spain's news agenda, with the Spanish government saying the death marks a watershed and Ultra groups will be banned from stadiums.