By David Owen January 15 – The wave of Chinese investment in world football has reached Europe's premier national team competition. Hisense, a white goods and electronics company based in the east-coast city of Qingdao has been unveiled as the 10th global partner of Euro 2016, to be played for the first time as a 24-team tournament in France in June and July.
January 15 - The German Football Association has expressed its interest in testing video replay technology at the highest level domestically if the game's rulemakers give the idea the thumbs up in March.
By Paul Nicholson January 15 - The number of emergency gatherings of football federation chiefs is growing with CONCACAF confirming its own Extraordinary Congress for February 25 in Zurich, the day before its members attend FIFA's own Extraordinary event to elect a new president.
By Bernd Fisa January 15 – There was a touching and humbling backstage aside at the Ballon D'Or Awards earlier this week when Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar paid tribute to former Glasgow Rangers captain and Dutch international Fernando Ricksen.
By Paul Nicholson January 14 – This week the first paid Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) games made their Atlantic crossing from the US, debuting in the Italian market. Boston-based gambling firm Mondogoal have launched their football games in partnership with Italian online sports betting platform Intralot.
January 15 – The first official Futsal coaching badge in north America has been announced at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) conference in Baltimore this week. The NSCAA Diploma for futsal will be created with the co-operation of U.S. Futsal.
By Ben Nicholson January 15 - Louisville FC, which plays in the US third tier USL, is signalling MLS ambition by commissioning planning firm Conventions, Sports & Leisure International to perform a feasibility study for the construction of a football-specific stadium.
By Andrew Warshaw January 14 - Former FIFA vice-president Alfredo Hawit has pleaded not guilty in a Brooklyn court just hours after being the latest suspect extradited to the United States to face charges relating to FIFA's multi-million dollar bribery scandal.
January 14 – England's national team in 2015 was the youngest in European football, Scotland's was the oldest, Serbia's was the tallest and Chile have the shortest players, according to a data study compiled from the profiles of 50 national squads.
By Andrew Warshaw January 14 - Six months after imposing a seven-year ban on Harold Mayne-Nicholls (pictured), the official who led the technical inspection team that evaluated the credentials of all nine candidates for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, FIFA's ethics judges have finally provided more detail as to exactly why the Chilean was hit so hard.
January 14 - The international players' union FIFPro has launched a new global campaign, GameChangers, aimed at exposing how football governance, not least the transfer system, malfunctions and fails its 65,000 members.