April 12 - Togo captain Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured) announced his retirement from international football today, claiming he is “still haunted” by the deadly attack on his team at the African Cup of Nations in January.
April 12 – One of Arsenal’s biggest shareholders decided to sell her stake in the Premier League club today raising the possibility of a takeover bid for the North London side.
By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year
April 12 – Belgium and the Netherlands campaign to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup could be damaged if there is violence at the Dutch Cup Final between Ajax and Feyenoord later this month, the chairman of the joint bid fears.
April 12 – Liverpool owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett (pictured) are set to announce this week that the club is officially up for sale but with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) extending the deadline on their outstanding loan the need for a rapid “fire” sale has been eased.
April 11 – Chinese football will be cleaned-up within a year, the new head of the sport there has promised FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
April 11 – Football Federation Australia (FFA) chief executive Ben Buckley (pictured) has dismissed fears the current turmoil surrounding the A-League will damage the country’s bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
April 10 – Frank Lowy (pictured), the chairman of Football Federation Australia (FFA), is set to launch a bid to take-over former English champions Leeds United, it was reported today.
April 9 – South Africa World Cup organisers say 500,000 tickets are unsold and fear “tragic” empty stadiums at the sport’s showcase event.
April 9 – North Korean’s best-known player, Jong Tae Se, has backed plans for matches to be held north of the 38th parallel if South Korea’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup is successful.
April 9 – A branch of al-Qaida has threatened to target England’s match against the United States at this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.
April 8 – Ukraine have been given only two months to get preparations for the 2012 European Championships back on track if they are to continue to co-host them with Poland, UEFA President Michel Platini said today.
April 8 – A 13-member delegation from UEFA has today began reviewing Turkey’s bid for Euro 2016 in Istanbul.
April 8 – The World Cup final at Soccer City in Johannesburg will be among 25 matches at this year’s tournament broadcast in 3D, it was announced today.
April 7 – Australia will lose its bid to host the 2018 World Cup, but win 2022, according to John O’Neill (pictured), the man credited with modernising the sport in the country and giving it the platform to launch a campaign.
April 7 – A UEFA delegation headed by its President, Michel Platini, has arrived in Lviv on a two-day visit to check on the progress of the country’s troubled preparations for the 2012 European Championships.