World champions Germany were held to a 1-1 draw by Chile as both sides took a step closer to sealing a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
Alexey Sorokin's chances of securing the last available UEFA seat on FIFA's ruling Council have been given a boost after he was elected to the Board of the Russian Football Union.
European champions Portugal claimed a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia as they moved one step closer to reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 Confederations Cup.
Grozny has been shortlisted by FIFA as a possible team base camp for next year's World Cup in Russia, despite a number of Governments advising against travel to the Chechen Republic due to concerns over security in the region.
World champions Germany saw off the challenge of Australia in their opening match of the Confederations Cup at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, prevailing 3-2.
Organisers of the ongoing Confederations Cup have blocked a Russian fan group leader from attending matches at the tournament after they cancelled his "fan-ID".
Portugal had to settle for a 2-2 draw in their opening match of the 2017 Confederations Cup, after twice squandering a one goal lead against Mexico.
Football's law-makers the International Football Association Board (IFAB) have proposed shortening matches to 30 minutes per half to allow more "effective playing time" among a series of "radical" ideas unveiled in a strategy document.
Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed his country's desire to host the World Cup "in the future" during a meeting with FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino.
Russia won the opening match of the 2017 Confederations Cup after picking up a 2-0 victory over New Zealand.
The 2017 Confederations Cup is due to begin tomorrow amid fears over hooliganism and alleged worker exploitation at various stadiums in Russia.
A former banker has pleaded guilty to a United States money laundering conspiracy charge in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed that construction workers building stadiums for Russia to host the FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup face exploitation and labour abuses.
Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) President Timothy Fok has urged China to include the autonomous territory in their plans should the nation bid for the FIFA World Cup.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have confirmed the Palestine Football Association (PFA) have lodged an appeal against FIFA’s decision to postpone a verdict on the country's ongoing feud with Israel until October.