By Andrew Warshaw October 10 - Sri Lanka's former FIFA executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando, regarded in some quarters as the Godfather of the region, has been banned for life by the governing body.
By Mark Baber October 10 - Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has become embroiled in a new row as he criticised the pitch at the refurbished National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria, as bad for football, before rowing back on his comments yesterday.
By Mark Baber October 10 - Transfer Matching System GmbH (FIFA TMS) announced on Wednesday the launch of a new Premium Service - the first Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS), designed to facilitate domestic transfers for member associations and clubs acting in the same jurisdiction.
By Andrew Warshaw Ocotber 9 - The United States will only seriously consider going for the 2026 World Cup if the bidding process is changed and FIFA's rules are tightened up, US Soccer federation president Sunil Gulati declared today. Gulati, one of the newest members of FIFA's executive committee, said his country was still bruised over their crushing 14-8 defeat by Qatar for the 2022 tournament and would not be prepared to go through the expense and stress of bidding again unless there was more clarity.
By Andrew Warshaw October 9 - New English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke had another dig at the influx of foreign players in English football today and said the importance of a successful national team should not be under-estimated.
By Alexander Krassimirov Ocotber 9 - Frantic fans of Levski aggressively interrupted the first news conference of the new team coach Ivaylo Petev. A group of about 10 ultras broke into the briefing room and ordered him to take off his cliub shirt.
By Mark Baber Ocotber 9 - Just days after US Army Delta Force snatched high-profile al Qaeda member Anas al-Libi from outside a mosque in Tripoli, and amidst Libyan jihadi calls for the country's "courageous youth" to launch kidnappings of Americans, the Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has announced the appointment of 63-year old Javier Clemente as the new national team coach.
By Andrew Warshaw October 9 - FIFA's Asian vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has called on the organisation to make Arabic one of its official languages in addition to English, French, German and Spanish. In a wide-ranging statement on a number of issues, Prince Ali said FIFA needed to recognise how many people across the world spoke Arabic as a first language.
By David Owen October 9 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has hinted there may yet be time for the Rio de Janeiro doping control laboratory to win back its accreditation in time for it to handle samples collected at next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
By Mark Baber October 9 - Qatargas and Qatar Football Association (QFA) signed a three-year deal on Monday at QFA headquarters in the Al Bidda Tower, as part of which Qatar's 2nd Division will be known as the Qatargas League.