By Mark Baber December 15 - The quarter finals of the FIFA Club World Cup on Saturday saw Kiwi semi-professionals Auckland City go through at the expense of African Champions ES Setif whilst Mexican side Cruz Azul controversially defeated Australia's Western Sydney Wanderers on a waterlogged pitch, thanks largely to some remarkable refereeing.
By Ricardo Setyon December 15 – The recent illness of Pele that kept the Brazilian nation anxiously watching their news bulletins, was also the opportunity for the football legend to announce his latest image rights deal.
December 15 - While the hierarchy of Asian football continues to be embroiled in politics, on the ground the not-for-profit Asian Football Development Project is endeavouring to present the region in a more charitable, compassionate light.
On the wall outside DYPatil stadium in what is navi Mumbai, the city that has been developed beyond the narrow confines of the south of the island where I grew up, there is a poster which reads: Come on India, let's football.
December 15 - The Swedish football association has waded into the debate over transparency within FIFA by suggesting world football's governing body adopt the Nordic way of behaving when it comes to openness.
December 15 - CONCACAF has announced the shortlists of contenders for its second annual awards recognising the achievements of the region's men and women players, coaches and referees over the past year.
By Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent December 12 - Another of the five senior officials being investigated over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process has protested his innocence and criticised FIFA's ethics committee for spending so much "energy, money and time" on his case.
By Andrew Warshaw December 12 - Vital talks over whether to publish the hotly debated report into possible corruption during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process will take place next week when FIFA's executive committee is expected to vote on releasing a redacted version of the controversial file.
December 12 - UEFA has appointed Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf as the UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity and Change. Michel Platini introduced Seedorf at a ceremony in Amsterdam at the Olympic Stadium.
December 12 – Volgograd's new football stadium for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, being built on the site of the old Central Stadium, will be completed in November 2017, according to local government officials.