UEFA president Michel Platini has signalled his intention to stand down from his current role in 2019, should he fail to win the FIFA job.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho's omission from Brazil's squad in favour of veteran Kaka has left manager Brendan Rodgers bemused.
Former Derby, West Ham and Manchester City striker Paulo Wanchope was involved in a bizarre fight with a security guard at a game in Panama.
Wales have climbed to ninth place in the latest FIFA world rankings, one place below England and above the likes of Netherlands, Spain and Italy.
Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's football association said in a letter sent to FIFA.