Football

Malaga vice-president Moayad Shatat has moved to reiterate Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani’s commitment to the La Liga club amid renewed speculation regarding the Qatari’s ownership.

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.

Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre expects the English Premier League club’s Anfield stadium to begin redevelopment this summer.

Chechen businessman Tamir Medzhidov is set to acquire a 25% stake of Beitar Jerusalem, one of Israel’s biggest clubs, according to RIA Novosti.

UK-based architect Zaha Hadid has been selected to design the Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar, a host venue for games at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Dan Jones, head of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, discusses the key findings from the 22nd edition of the Annual Review of Football Finance

The Indian Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA) has boycotted the proposed tournament to be organised by IMG Reliance and hit out against the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s move to restructure its I-League.

Spanish football club Valencia has elected Amadeo Salvo as its new president, following the La Liga giant’s financial troubles.

English Premier League clubs have increased its revenues to a total of £2.4 billion in 2011/12, more than any league in Europe, according to Deloitte.

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 Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has announced trial runs of Hawk-Eye goal-line technology for two years.

Mauritius Football Association (MFA) president Dinnanathlall Persunnoo has taken a leave of absence following investigations into match-fixing allegations against him.

Russian gas giant, Gazprom has an image problem that it hopes sponsorship of football will help overcome. Its approach is a case study in using soft branding initiatives to spread its influence

Tottenham Hotspur footballer Andros Townsend has been handed a four-month ban and £18,000 fine, following an independent regulatory commission hearing into breaching betting regulations.

Spanish club Malaga has made its case at The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn a UEFA ban from next season's Europa League for unpaid debts.