By Andrew Warshaw November 6 – The last minute cancellation of the Soccerex convention scheduled to be held in Rio later this month has sparked a war of words between the convention organiser Duncan Revie and Rio de Janeiro's state government. Revie blames the government for pulling out due to civil unrest, the government says that the situation results from a commercial revenue shortfall.
By Paul Nicholson October 22 – FIFA chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak has announced an extension of the Football for Health programme in the CONCACAF region with three new pilot initiatives to be undertaken in countries from the three language groups in the region – English, Spanish and French. The markets have still to be chosen.
By Andrew Warshaw October 21- The international players union, FifPro, has issued a damning indictment of the exploitation of minors in South American football, urging Fifa to take action and demanding a complete overhaul of the practice.
By Andrew Warshaw October 21- Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, the government official in charge of preparations for next year's World Cup, appears to have staged a u-turn and has decided to stay on.
By Andrew Warshaw October 15 - In the most damaging case of match-fixing ever to strike at the heart of central American football, FIFA has extended worldwide the lifetime bans imposed last month by the El Salvador federation on 14 of its current and past senior internationals.
By Mark Baber September 19 - The threat of closure on safety grounds again looms for the Maracanã Stadium, scheduled to host next year's World Cup final, as the 4th District Attorney's Office requests a new engineering report.
By Andrew Warshaw September 9 - Just weeks after demonstrations marred the Confederations Cup, Brazilians have again issued a reminder, though on a smaller scale, that next year's World Cup may not run quite as smoothly as organisers hope.