April 11 – Football will be one of the main beneficiaries from a global growth in advertising rates, and commercial television will be the most dominant medium within that growth. For football's rights holders that is good news as ad-driven TV stations will be able to afford premium rights, and sponsorship values will continue to grow as mass market audiences are delivered.
By Alexander Krassimirov April 11 - Hakan Sukur's nameplate in the Istanbul stadium named after him - Sancaktepe Hakan Sukur Stadium - has been removed by municipal workers after he resigned from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
April 11 - Every senior fixture in England across all four professional divisions will kick off seven minutes later than normal this weekend as football marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in Sheffield, when 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives at the club's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
By Paul Nicholson April 10 - It has emerged that the Paynters St Georges football ground that is home to the Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) has been mortgaged for EC$3 million ($1.1 million) at the Antigua Commercial Bank, where ABFA general secretary and Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick is vice chairman.
By Andrew Warshaw April 10 - Despite continuing consternation by Serbia, Kosovo has broken yet new ground by arranging two more friendlies as it takes advantage of its new found status approved by FIFA.
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.