Former South African President Nelson Mandela will reportedly attend both the opening and final matches of the World Cup.
Chile have called off friendlies against Costa Rica and North Korea next week in the wake of the massive earthquake which hit the country in the early hours of Saturday.
Injured Everton defender Phil Jagielka is optimistic of returning to action next month after a long rehabilitation from a knee injury.
Paul Dalglish, son of Liverpool legend Kenny, is "obsessed" with coaching and will embark on a managerial career he hopes can emulate his successful father's when he takes charge of a United States team next season.
World Cup hosts South Africa have announced a decline in the country's murder rate, as safety concerns still persist ahead of the finals next summer.
David Beckham's permanent move from Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan could finally be confirmed by the end of the week with the Italian club revealing they are edging closer to a deal.
Atletico Madrid have been hit with a stadium ban for their next two home Champions League ties as UEFA handed out their heaviest punishment so far for racism.