November 8 – Former champions Derry City have been stripped of their contract to compete in the League of Ireland Premier Division after a crisis meeting with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) at Abbotstown this afternoon found the club to have held “secondary unofficial contracts with its players”.
November 7 - The draw for next year’s Africa Nations Cup have been scheduled for November 20 in Luanda, Angola.
November 6 – International sport’s top court today suspended a transfer ban imposed on Chelsea while it rules on a dispute over the signing of French youngster Gael Kakuta (pictured).
November 6 – The opening of a new $14 billion (£8.5 billion) international airport in Doha in 2011 will help boost Qatar’s campaign to host the 2022 World Cup, the chief executive of the bid has claimed.
November 6 – England must earn the support of Africa if its campaign to host the 2018 World Cup is to be successful and they are to avoid a similar thing happening to them that befell Chicago’s bid to stage the 2016 Olympics last month, Danny Jordaan (pictured) has warned.
November 6 - Mia Hamm (pictured), the former United States captain and a two-time world player of the year, has been appointed international ambassador for the 2011 women’s World Cup in Germany, it has been announced.
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November 5 – Kosovo’s Football Association has met FIFA and UEFA in Zurich today to negotiate the country’s footballing future on the international stage.
November 4 – Handbags given out as gifts to wives of the members of the FIFA Executive Committee by the bid at England 2018 have become “a symbol of derision, betrayal and embarrassment for me and my family”, according to Jack Warner (pictured), one of its most influential members.
November 4 - Businesses in Derby could face a 2p tax if the city is chosen to host matches if England’s bid to stage the 2018 World Cup is successful, the leader of the Council revealed today.
November 4 – A painting of David Beckham’s (pictured) footprint has sold $500,000 (£300,000) at an auction in Doha in the run-up to the England-Brazil friendly fixture there later this month.
By Tom Degun in London
November 4 – Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), the organisation dedicated to promoting anti-racist behaviour in both sport and society, have held a reception at London’s City Hall in order to mark the launch of their first office for London and the South East of England.