By Andrew Warshaw October 3 - UEFA president Michel Platini has broken his silence over FIFA's refusal to publish the 430-page report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups by saying he favours disclosure - but with the caveat that FIFA's code of ethics is not breached.
By Mark Baber October 3 - FIFA has thrown its weight behind the newly elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick (pictured) who has promised to go to Jos to speak to Chris Giwa. But the situation remains on a knife-edge as another rival declares the election was bought and all factions stay away from the fire-damaged NFF Headquarters Glass House which is guarded by plain-clothes security with Jos High Court injunctions stuck to the doors.
By Andrew Warshaw October 3 - FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) have been given until next Thursday to respond to the legal action being taken by a group of leading players who are suing both organisations claiming gender discrimination over the planned use of artificial pitches at next year's Women's World Cup.
By Jaroslaw Adamowski October 3 – A group of investors led by Czech businessman Karl Pražák is targeting a takeover of Slavia Prague. The group says it will also bring in over the municipal authorities of the Czech capital's Prague 10 district as a new shareholder, reported local daily Mlada fronta DNES.
October 3 - UEFA have announced FDJ (Française des Jeux), a lottery with 33,000 points of sale in 12,000 towns and villages in France, as their first main national sponsor for the expanded Euro 2016 finals.
October 3 - In September 2013 the 38-year-old former Dutch international Fernando Ricksen was diagnosed with the terminal nerve disease ALS. A year later, the former football Wildman with a best-selling autobiography under his belt, has become the face of the fight against the killer disease. Interview extracted from FIFA Weekly
By Ben Nicholson October 3 - San Antonio's MLS expansion bid campaign has slipped under the media radar in recent weeks. Las Vegas' clamor for city backing and Sacramento's joy at their on-field success and off-field visits from MLS reps have kept the formerly favored San Antonio bid relatively underrepresented. Perhaps unjustly as the bid appears to tick the appropriate boxes.
October 3 - UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against a number of Champions League clubs following crowd disturbances during this week's series of matches. The games at Arsenal, Basle and Anderlecht are all being probed with sanctions to be announced on October16.
By Andrew Warshaw October 2 - The ongoing spat over the use of artificial turf at next year's women's world cup in Canada has reached crisis point with a group of leading players deciding to sue FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association claiming gender discrimination.
By Mark Baber October 2 - News that payday lender and Newcastle United sponsor Wonga will be writing off £220 million of debt owed by 330,000 customers gives additional credibility to recent speculation the company is reconsidering its 4-year sponsorship of the Premier League club in light of falling profits and increasing regulation in its home market.
By Mark Baber October 2 - Whilst many stakeholders have supported Tuesday's election of Amaju Pinnick as the new Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president in the hope he will bring stability to Nigeria's conflict-riven football administration, one of the losing candidates has claimed the election was bought and Chris Giwa has reiterated his message that it is he who remains the legitimate NFF President.
By Paul Nicholson October 2 – With the world watching out for the safety and welfare of the migrant labour, construction of stadia for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has begun in earnest with the Supreme Committee for delivery and Legacy revealing that it is at different stages of build on five stadiums.