Spain set a new world record for the longest unbeaten run of competitive matches in international football with Sunday's Confederations Cup win over Nigeria in Fortaleza.
Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has ruled out a return to international football, despite admitting that quitting was a painful decision.
Brazil have dropped to a record low of 22nd in the FIFA world ranking a year before they host next summer's World Cup finals.
FIFA's member countries have approved new strict regulations to combat racism in football at the world governing body's congress in Mauritius.
Lukas Podolski said he was happy to become the scorer of Germany's fastest goal, but admitted he has "scored more important goals" in his career.
Roy Hodgson has hinted that Gareth Barry's England career is over because he cannot pick too many midfielders in their thirties.
Gary Neville has hailed his close friend and former team-mate David Beckham as the most influential player of his generation after the 38-year-old England icon called time on his football career.
England manager Roy Hodgson has paid tribute to David Beckham after he announced his retirement from football on Thursday, and expressed his hope that the former captain of the national team remained involved in the game.
Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain has won the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidential election by a landslide margin.
Saudi Arabia's Hafez Al Medlej has withdrawn from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) presidential elections.