FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday all but confirmed he would run for re-election despite criticism that the game and organisation have been tarnished by accusations of corruption during his long reign.
Bus drivers in Natal, one of Brazil`s 12 World Cup host cities, have announced they will go on strike on the day the tournament opens.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is to step down following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to reports in Italy on Wednesday.
Brazil`s communications minister said Thursday that the 12 stadiums to be used for the 2014 soccer World Cup will serve as springboards to greater high-speed Internet access nationwide.
Former England boss Fabio Capello is aiming to rebuild his reputation after he agreed to become the new coach for the Russian football team.
Most Brazilian airports being upgraded for the 2014 soccer World Cup will not be ready on time.
Day in Pics: 31st January
Showbiz World - January 31, 2015
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