Football

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.

Brazilian football clubs may face point deductions or relegation, following a new agreement proposed by the government to help ease debts in the domestic game.

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.

Scottish Premier League club Rangers has appointed former team manager Walter Smith as its new non-executive chairman, following weeks of dispute with predecessor Malcolm Murray.

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.

Uefa has confirmed new broadcast rights deals in the United States, Latin America and Turkey for the qualification competitions to Euro 2016 and the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

Emirates has further bolstered its position in the football shirt sponsorship market after finalising a five-year deal with Real Madrid.

English Premier League football club Southampton has entered into a “long-term” kit partnership with Adidas.

Wasserman Media Group has appointed five new consultants to help manage French and Dutch football players locally.

German football club Bayern Munich has leapfrogged Manchester United to become the world’s most valuable football brand, according to the latest BrandFinance Football top 50 rankings.

Newly-promoted English Premier League side Crystal Palace has announced plans to develop its Selhurst Park ground.

French digital terrestrial television channel TMC has secured the exclusive live domestic broadcast rights to the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup.

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.

Qatar 2022 organisers have appointed Stadion Amsterdam and IMG to consult on stadium operations for the country’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup.

FC Barcelona-bound Brazil forward Neymar has further enhanced his endorsement portfolio after agreeing a two-year deal with confectionary brand Mentos.

The English Football League is to appoint a chief executive, following chairman Greg Clarke’s move from an executive to non-executive role.