Football

The Swiss Football Association (SFV) has put forward Basel as a potential host city for the UEFA Euro 2020 ahead of this week’s deadline for bidding applications.

The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has elected not to pursue a bid to host the 2019 Asian Cup.

English Football League clubs have spent £21.5 million on agent fees during the 2012/13 season, which is £170,000 down on last season.

Major League Soccer (MLS)’s Toronto Football Club (TFC) has parted ways with its president and general manager Kevin Payne who spent just nine months in the role.

Soccerex has confirmed South African minister of sport Fikile Mbalula as a speaker at the opening ceremony of its 2013 African Forum.

Argentina and Brazil football legends Diego Maradona and Romario have joined forces to attack the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), stating they will form a commission to investigate the distribution of revenue throughout the region.

FIFA head of media Pekka Odriozola has resigned after eight years working for football’s governing body.

Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United’s proposed $300 million stadium has been criticised for being too expensive by one of the city’s finance experts.

FIFA general-secretary Jerome Valcke expects a record number of purchased tickets in the first phase of sales for the 2014 Brazilian World Cup.

UEFA has agreed an initial three-year deal with IT supplier SecuTix SA to implement its new ticketing and hospitality system.

FIFA has revealed that its Transfer Matching System (TMS) recorded a reduced number of international player transfers, but an increase in spending, during the 2013 player transfer window.

The Football Association of the Czech Republic has become the latest national governing body to register interest in hosting UEFA Euro 2020 fixtures.

FIFA has welcomed a proposed meeting between the Israeli Football Association (IFA) and the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) to agree a memorandum of understanding allowing the movement of persons and goods for football purposes in and out of Palestine.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has revealed that the franchise Mumbai Tigers has withdrawn from the I-League's top-flight, and has opted to play in the second division ahead of the upcoming season.

English Championship football team AFC Bournemouth's chairman Eddie Mitchell has resigned and has sold his stake in the club.

English League One football club Sheffield United has acquired a new joint owner, Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has unanimously voted for its former treasurer David Martin to return as one of its new deputy presidents.