By Mark Baber April 10 - The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) is putting forward Rome's Stadio Olimpico as Italy's candidate for Euro 2020. As the European football championship marks its 60th anniversary with a tournament to be hosted in 13 cities of the continent Italy will be bidding for a standard package only.
By Andrew Warshaw April 10- The symbolic Hull City name change saga that has generated interest way beyond English shores has taken yet another turn -- just days before one of the biggest games in the club's history.
April 10 - Stenden University Qatar (SUQ) is teaming up with Edinburgh Napier University for a two-year project titled 'Leveraging the 2022 Qatar World Football Cup for the promotion of green and active living: A multiple stakeholder evaluation of strategic options'.
By Andrew Warshaw April 9 - Paris St Germain are making a major push into the Chinese market both to enhance their own ambitions to become one of European football's superpowers and also to take on the Premier League. The French club has just signed a new sponsorship deal with Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and also planning to play at least one game in China during the close season.
By Paul Nicholson April 9 – The almost-traditional and recurring Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) financial crisis that occurs every major international championship when it comes to paying officials and players, may have been resolved, at least in part, in advance of the Brazil World Cup.
By Andrew Warshaw April 9 - Italian entrepreneur Massimo Cellino has completed his takeover of iconic English club Leeds United, according to his lawyers, in a deal worth more than £30 million - much of it used to pay off the Championship club's debts.
By Mark Baber April 9 - Portugal Telecom (PT), Portugal's largest telecommunications services provider, has launched two separate but innovative marketing initiatives over the last two weeks. Players from PT sponsored clubs have been displaying different PT brands on their shirts, depending on their age, whilst the company is separately sponsoring a mixed five-a-side football competition in schools.
By Jaroslaw Adamowski April 9 - With the aim of securing funds to modernise its stadium, SC Znojmo is currently in talks with the Czech Ministry of Education to obtain CZK 90 million (€3.3 million) in subsidies.
April 9 - Alleged Singaporean match fixer Eric Ding Si Yang, accused of bribing three Lebanese match officials a year ago in return for rigging games, has chosen not to testify at his long-running corruption trial.
By Richard van Poortvliet April 9 - Lokomotiv Moscow have hit out at speculation from the British tabloid the Daily Mirror that their midfielder, Lassana Diarra, was about to quit the club to join the war in Syria.
By Andrew Warshaw April 8 - Serbia's football authorities, who have been keeping a low public profile ever since Kosovo were given permission by FIFA to play friendly matches, have given the biggest hint to date that they will challenge the breakaway territory's new-found status.