By Andrew Warshaw April 4 - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu (pictured) says the transfer ban imposed by FIFA for signing under-age players is "unjust" and is standing firmly behind the Catalan giant's system of nurturing some of the world's biggest stars.
By Andrew Warshaw April 4 - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has stepped into the Uruguayan crisis by declaring the country will not be kicked out of the World Cup - even though the federation has now been suspended by Conmebol, the confederation that runs South American football.
By Paul Nicholson April 4 - The final of FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Costa Rica takes place tonight with Japan and Spain competing for the top honour. Italy and Venezuela will face off for the bronze medal.
By Mark Baber April 4 - A bill passing its way through the British Parliamentary system will increase transparency in football club ownership and remove the protection so-called 'football creditors' have when clubs fall into financial difficulty.
April 4 - The spot-fixing scandal that rocked English football at the back end of last year has escalated with the revelation that seven more professional players, all from the north of the country, have been arrested taking the number suspected to 13.
By Alexander Krassimirov April 4 - Players at Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv refused to train yesterday in a protest against unpaid wages. Meanwhile the club's honorary president Hristo Bonev said publically that the future of the club was in doubt.
By Tom Parsons April 4 - Following Liverpool's move last year to introduce Wi-Fi to its 12,000 seater Centenary Stand, Manchester City has become the first Premier League Club to install free Wi-Fi throughout their whole stadium.
By Richard van Poortvliet April 3 - FIFA has refused to kick Russia out of this year's World Cup in Brazil, after two American senators asked for the country to be banned due to their role in the unrest in Ukraine.
By Andrew Warshaw April 3 - Barcelona have confirmed they will appeal against the 14-month transfer ban, covering two transfer windows, slapped on them by FIFA for signing up under-age players. And if it fails, they will take their case even further.
By Andrew Warshaw April 3 - After months of trouble-shooting and no end of efforts to stave off negative headlines, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke seems resigned to the fact that Brazil will not be completely ready to host the World Cup despite having had seven years to prepare.