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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stated its confidence in the legacy that the 2016 Olympics will bring to Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, following recent nationwide protests.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes that Brazil will benefit from more than just new stadia through its staging of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, following the nationwide protests during the Confederations Cup. 

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has offered his backing to outgoing president Sepp Blatter, if the latter decides to backtrack on his departure and run for another term.

Further details have emerged over how Russia will spend its 664.1 billion rubles ($20.75 billion) 2018 FIFA World Cup budget.

Brazilian footballing giant Flamengo has been strongly linked with a return to Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium, but insists that any decisions will be not be rushed.

The build-up to the opening match of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brasilia this weekend witnessed protests about the costs of Brazil staging of the 2014 World Cup.

French Ligue 1 football club Nantes has had its transfer ban overturned by a Swiss court.

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has revealed that hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup will cost over $20.65 billion, more than double of what president Vladimir Putin predicted back in 2010.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is confident Brazil’s stadiums are ready for this year's Confederations Cup, which kicks off tomorrow.

FIFA has announced that the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey will still take place this month, despite ongoing anti-government protests in the country.

Brazil’s sports minister has rejected criticisms of the country’s preparations for this month’s hosting of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Ali Sabbagh, a Lebanese football referee who fixed matches for free sexual services, was sentenced to six months in jail for corruption in Singapore

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed off a law granting powers to FIFA to stop commerce in areas around venues for the event.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino has today added pressure on FIFA’s decision to host football’s 2022 World Cup in the Qatari summer.

Egyptian club Zamalek has urged its national football association to file a complaint with FIFA about board member age restrictions imposed by its government.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has defended the football governing body’s executive committee decision to delay proposals of age limits for members, following last week’s Congress in Mauritius.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected French club Nantes and its player Ismael Bangoura’s appeal over a transfer dispute.

FIFA member associations have approved the anti-racism and discrimination resolutions proposed by the football governing body’s newly-formed task force during its Congress held in Mauritius.

FIFA has today announced the appointment of Lydia Nsekera to its executive committee, the first woman to do so in the football governing body’s history.

The Qatar 2022 supreme committee has appointed design consultants AECOM and project managers KEO for the Al Wakrah Stadium to be used in the FIFA World Cup.

UEFA president Michel Platini has expressed his frustration at the removal of age limit proposals from today’s FIFA Congress agenda, and suggests its president Sepp Blatter is to blame for the decision.

Several trade unions will be protesting at the FIFA Congress tomorrow in Mauritius, in response to the football governing body awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

FIFA’s executive committee has dropped proposals to implement age limits for its members from a reform package that is due to be discussed at its annual congress on Friday.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has stated the proposed introduction of age limits for FIFA officials could be considered as a form of discrimination, as world football’s governing body prepares to vote on the final set of proposals in its two-year governance reform process.