By Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent October 3 - Qatar is coming under subtle pressure to formally request switching the 2022 World Cup from the searing heat of the Gulf summer in order to save FIFA having to make the landmark one-off decision. Although the Qataris have long insisted they would never contemplate taking unilateral action and being the ones to ask for a change, InsideWorldFootball has learned that a deal could be struck to ensure the 2022 hosts are not unduly jeopardised by offering themselves to hold the tournament in winter.
By Andrew Warshaw October 3 - Qatar's 2022 World Cup organisers have re-iterated their pledge that they are prepared to host the tournament any time FIFA requires and remain committed to their revolutionary air-cooling technology.
By Mark Baber October 3 - The challenge to UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations by Daniel Striani, is due in Brussels' Court of First Instance today in what will be a short hearing to set a schedule for handling the complaint lodged in May.
By Paul Nicholson October 3 - The match fixing scandal surrounding non-league players in England has deepened with the revelation that three of the four players arrested in Australia were from AFC Hornchurch in England's Conference South division.
By Paul Nicholson October 2 – The International Football Arena will celebrate the 15th edition of its Zurich meeting October 28-29. The invitation-only event has grown into an important discussion forum as well as a key networking event for leaders in football from across the game's different disciplines and geographies. IFA founder Marcel Schmid says the event at FIFA House this year will be looking forward and predicting the next 15 years for the football business
By Mark Baber October 2 - Augustin Ahouanvoébla has been elected President of the Benin Football Federation (FEBEFOOT) for a four-year tenure, as his 'Revival of Football' list (of candidates for office) beat Bruno Arthur Didavi's 'Renewal' list narrowly by 23 votes to 21, with two votes declared invalid in the final round of the elective General Assembly held on Monday September 30 at the Palais des Congres in Cotonou.
By Mark Baber October 2 - A wide-ranging Football Association of Singapore (FAS) - French Football Federation (FFF) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focusing on youth development was signed at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore yesterday. In hailing the new MOU, representatives focused on the successes of the French youth system which was demonstrated as the France Under-20 side won the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup title whilst the Under-19 side finished runners-up at the UEFA European Under-19 Championships.
October 2 - Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) General Secretary Musa Amadu (pictured) told lawmakers on Sunday that the federation has been unable to move into its new headquarters because of a cash crisis.
October 2 - UEFA seem certain to impose sanctions after activists protesting against Champions League sponsor Gazprom interrupted the Basel-Schalke group game Tuesday by abseiling from the stadium roof at St Jakob-Park, forcing a brief suspension.
By Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent October 1 - FIFA's leading corruption buster has admitted for the first time in several months that he is stepping up his investigation into the World Cup bidding process for 2018 and 2022. In the week when FIFA is due to decide whether to move the 2022 event in Qatar to winter, Michael Garcia, head of the investigatory arm of FIFA's ethics committee, has revealed he plans to visit every 2018 and 2022 bidding candidate to see whether any campaign rules were broken.
October 1 - The international players' union FIFpro has called on the European Union to pressure FIFA into changing the transfer system which, it warns, is putting the careers of the majority of players "at the mercy" of their employers.
By Andrew Warshaw October 1 - British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson has waded into the debate over the 2022 World Cup by laying the blame for the "mess" over whether to switch the tournament to winter firmly at FIFA's door - but says Qatar have every right to be hosts.