January 20 - FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke is back in Brazil checking on the progress of World Cup stadiums - but has apparently cancelled a visit to Manaus because of a workers' dispute at Arena Amazonas which is due to host a number of group games next summer.
By Andrew Warshaw January 20 - Shirt sponsors Zoopla have allegedly threatened to pull out of their £3 million deal with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion unless the club drops former French international Nicolas Anelka over the allegedly racist sign he made over Christmas.
By Andrew Warshaw January 17 - In the latest move of an intriguing guessing game, FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he will decide before the World Cup whether to stand for a fifth term as head of football's world governing body.
By Andrew Warshaw January 17 - Scottish football has become caught up in a new betting scandal after Michael Moffat (pictured), a striker with League One club Ayr United, was banned for six games for breaking the rules.
By Paul Nicholson January 17 - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is holding its 2014 NWSL College Draft today with more than 180 players submitted for selection by the nine teams in the US-based professional league. Now preparing for its second season, the eight founding clubs have been joined by an expansion franchise – Houston Dash – who were given an initial pre-draft 10-player selection.
By Alexander Krassimirov January 17 - 583 football clubs will be entitled to vote in the upcoming Congress of Bulgarian Football Union on 14 February, when the elections for a new president of the federation will take place. That was announced after a meeting of the Executive Committee - 137 clubs were excluded because they are not currently engaged in any activity.
January 17 - A new Spanish football anti-corruption unit has been set up to try to combat the scourge of match-fixing and illegal betting. Manuel Quintanar (pictured), director general of the so-called integrity department at the Spanish league, says those found guilty should be given far stronger sentences.
By Andrew Warshaw January 16 - Amidst the razzmatazz of this week's world player of the year award, FIFA president Sepp Blatter provided small but significant new details of the time scale leading up to a decision on the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
January 16 - The prospect of a women's Club World Cup to mirror the men's event has reportedly moved a step following the first session of the FIFA Task Force for Women's Football, chaired by Moya Dodd, the Australian co-opted member of FIFA's Executive Committee.
By Andrew Warshaw January 16 - In another blow to the image of Brazil's status as World Cup and Olympic hosts, the prestigious annual Laureus sports awards - dubbed the Oscars of sport and due to have taken place in March in Rio de Janeiro - have suddenly been called off.
By David Owen January 16 - Joseph Blatter, it is fair to say, has on occasion been slow to warm to new technology. When it comes to social media, however, the FIFA President is very much down with the kids.