June 4 – Also: FIFA makes Belgium/Luxembourg friendly unofficial.
May 30 – Scientists in Japan say the Brazuca 2014 World Cup ball will be less erratic than the Jabulani used at South Africa 2010.
Apr. 3 – Also: IFAB approves updated goal-line technology manual.
Dec. 3 – FIFA’s official app is now available, with more than 70m downloads expected in the next few months… Pele will have a role at the World Cup draw… Adidas launches ‘brazuca’ World Cup match ball today. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Sept. 4 – Nike to replace Umbro as England’s new kit supplier from next spring, the English FA announces… Official match ball for the Brazil World Cup is dubbed the Brazuca… Nikolay Tolstykh is elected new head of the Russian Football Union. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.