Italy's World Cup training base in South Africa will be the same facility they used during last year's woeful Confederations Cup campaign.
Police on Thursday arrested one of two men who threatened in a television interview to kill fans at June's World Cup, causing uproar among officials fearful that South Africa's high crime rate will deter foreign visitors.
French Football Federation (FFF) president Jean-Pierre Escalettes says Laurent Blanc is a strong candidate to replace Raymond Domenech as France coach after the World Cup.
Ukraine have not renewed the contract of coach Olexiy Mykhaylychenko after the national team failed to qualify for next year's World Cup in South Africa.
Newell's Old Boys have renamed their stadium after former player and coach Marcelo Bielsa, now in charge of Chile's World Cup team.
Lionel Messi's chances of lining up for Barcelona against Atlante in their Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday have increased after the player trained on a private beach.
Fiorentina owner Diego Della Valle has told Italy officials they will have a fight on their hands if they want to appoint Cesare Prandelli as national coach after the World Cup.
Portsmouth goalkeeper David James has played down the latest injury he suffered in the warm-up for Sunday's Premier League game at Stoke City.
The form of the South African team just over 200 days from their hosting of the World Cup is worrying, coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Monday.
FIFA should have postponed Saturday's tense World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria after the visiting team bus was attacked in Cairo, Algeria midfielder Khaled Lemmouchia said.
Mexican international Antonio de Nigris has died of a suspected heart attack, his club Larissa confirmed on Monday.
Egypt snatched a last-gasp goal to secure a 2-0 victory over Algeria on Saturday and force a playoff against their opponents to decide the final African place in the 2010 World Cup finals.
Bolton Wanderers defender Danny Shittu has pulled out of Nigeria's World Cup qualifier against Kenya because of injury.
Didier Drogba has withdrawn from the Ivory Coast's World Cup qualifier against Guinea on Saturday through injury, the Ivorian Football Federation has said.
Argentina coach Diego Maradona will appear before a FIFA disciplinary committee on Sunday over his foul-mouthed outburst last month.
Italy coach Marcello Lippi has rewarded in-form forward Giampaolo Pazzini by recalling him in a 25-man squad for this month's friendlies with Netherlands and Sweden.