Football

Russian Premier League football club Rubin Kazan will not move into its new stadium as planned this season because it would “destroy the pitch” at the 2018 Fifa World Cup venue, according to Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.

The German Bundesliga has written a new chapter in its financial success story, with the announcement that the revenues of the top division of German football increased by 4.4 per cent to €2.17bn ($2.95bn) in 2012-13, representing the league’s ninth straight annual turnover record.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced it has received six bids for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and three offers for the 2021 edition of its showpiece national team tournament.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that it plans to expand its Asian Cup national team competition from 16 to 24 teams, with effect from the 2019 tournament.

Barcelona has confirmed that the deal to sign Brazilian superstar Neymar cost the Spanish Liga club €86.2m ($117.2m) – nearly €30m more than originally disclosed.

Ligue 1 football club AS Monaco has reached an agreement with the French Football League (LFP) that will guarantee its participation in the top division of domestic football while maintaining its official and operational base within its home Principality.

Uefa, football’s European governing body, announced this (Friday) afternoon that qualifying matches for the Euro 2016 national team tournament will be spread throughout the week, while the Euro U-21 competition will be expanded to 12 teams.

The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) has announced that it plans to bid to host the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

Sandro Rosell announced his resignation as Barcelona president yesterday (Thursday) evening amid growing controversy surrounding the transfer of Brazilian forward Neymar to the Spanish Liga football club last summer.

Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes has said the Brazilian government has implemented emergency measures to avoid the threat of Curitiba being dropped as a venue for the 2014 Fifa World Cup football tournament.

Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid has retained its place at the top of accountancy Deloitte’s annual Football Money League, but English Premier League club Manchester United has dropped out of the top three in the rankings for the first time.

English Premier League club Manchester City has expanded its global empire by striking a deal to acquire a controlling stake in the Melbourne Heart franchise in Australia.

The controversy surrounding the transfer of Brazilian superstar Neymar to Spanish Liga football club Barcelona is to be investigated by a Spanish court, it was announced today (Wednesday).

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed plans to expand the capacity of the German Bundesliga football club’s Allianz Arena to 75,000.

Curitiba has been warned that it will be dropped as a host venue for the 2014 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament unless there is significant progress in the Brazilian city's stadium construction project.

The board of directors at Barcelona have thrown their support behind redeveloping the Spanish top-tier Liga football club’s Nou Camp home rather than building a new stadium.

Local organisers have said that Sao Paulo’s stadium for the opening game of the 2014 Fifa World Cup is almost complete, despite work having yet to be restarted on the collapsed roof that resulted in the death of two workers in November.