April 21- Embroiled in constant negative headlines about the World Cup, Brazilian football has now been rocked by a shambolic domestic dispute when relegated Portuguesa abandoned their opening game of the new league season after just 17 minutes after a court order ruled they had a right to remain in the top division.
By Andrew Warshaw April 20 - Australia's national women's team coach Hesterine de Reus has been sacked less than a month before the country's defence of the AFC Women's' Asian Cup. Football Federation Australia announced the decision following an internal review into the Dutch woman's methods.
By Andrew Warshaw April 20 - FIFA president Sepp Blatter says points deductions are a far better deterrant for tackling racism than stadium closures - which UEFA have been particularly keen on - since the latter are 'unduly excessive' punishments that hurt the game itself rather than penalise the guilty parties.
By Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent April 17 - The festering divisions that have characterised Asian football in recent months have exploded into open warfare between the Continent's two most prominent officials.
April 18 - The dispute over the ownership of the Trinidad centre of excellence currently held by former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has become a point of political contention in Trinidad government politics with Warner saying the issue is being driven on to the political agenda by Trinidad's Attorney General.
April 17 – The MLS has added a 22nd franchise in Atlanta. The team will play its first season in 2017 in a 29,000 capacity stadium it will share with NFL team the Atlanta Falcons, Both franchises are owned by Arthur Blank.
By Alexander Krassimirov April 17 - Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia has repaid debts in excess of 1 million leva (€500,000) in order to meet club license requirements. The debts were accumulated under the former ownership of Titan AS.
April 17 - Brazilian football has elected a new president - but not until after the World Cup. Jose Maria Marin will be replaced in 2015 by current vice president and sole candidate for the job, Marco Polo Del Nero (pictured).