Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has announced he will not appeal against his three-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax evasion and will step down from his positions at the German Bundesliga football club, describing the episode as the “biggest mistake of my life”.

Uli Hoeness, president of German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for tax evasion.

Rio de Janeiro will introduce three public holidays during the 2014 Fifa World Cup in order to ease traffic congestion on key days during the international football tournament.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said he is “alarmed” at the pace of progress in developing the country’s stadiums for the 2018 Fifa World Cup football tournament, adding that host cities could be replaced if they don’t intensify work.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A football club Atletico Paranaense has strenuously denied that money for construction work on Curitiba’s under-fire stadium for the 2014 Fifa World Cup was moved to pay for a player.

Digital billboard replacement specialist Supponor has extended its deal to bring guaranteed targeted pitch-side advertising to global audiences from some of the key games in football’s Spanish Liga.

The English Football Association has announced that two of its commercial executives are to leave the governing body to form a sports rights agency.

The German Football League (DFL) has announced that Bundesliga clubs will receive increases in revenues gained from international media rights due to the “positive market outlook” enjoyed by the top division of German football.

The Uefa Professional Football Strategy Council (PFSC) has called for the regulation of the percentage of commission agents receive in player transfers and has supported the European football governing body’s ongoing drive to eradicate the practice of third-party ownership (TPO).

Uli Hoeness, president of German Bundesliga football club Bayern Munich, today (Monday) admitted to evading millions of euros in taxes through an undeclared Swiss bank account as his high-profile trial commenced at Munich’s state court.

Only six Italian Serie A football clubs turned a profit during the 2012-13 season, according to a report by the Gazzetta dello Sport.

The English Premier League has announced that the South African city of Johannesburg will stage the first edition of its Premier League Live initiative on March 29-30.

The Spanish Football League (LFP) has shed further light on its ambitious plans for a World Challenge friendly competition by announcing that eight countries are already confirmed for the initiative.

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has maintained that he has no intention of selling the Italian Serie A football giant, amid renewed speculation regarding its long-term future.

Fifa, world football’s governing body, has opened the bidding process for the 2019 Women’s World Cup and the Club World Cups from 2015 to 2018 along with a host of other major events.

Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan-based holding company, Fininvest, has again moved to deny reports that Serie A football giant AC Milan is up for sale.

Four Argentinian football clubs and one Uruguayan club have been sanctioned by football’s world governing body, Fifa, for breaching transfer regulations.