The injury to Juventus' midfielder Claudio Marchisio is a big blow for Italy, while Francesco Totti's feud with Luciano Spalletti shows no sign of abating.
Vidal a vital force for Bayern, German keeper on Liverpool radar and Oasis provide boost for Werder Bremen.
The Libertadores Cup is the showpiece of South American football but, as the Panama Papers reveal, it has also been the source of huge corruption.
Binding contracts signed five years ago mean that the 2022 finals are not going to be taken away from Qatar.
Barcelona forward will sit out this summer's Copa Centenario to pursue Olympic glory in his homeland.
Madrid lies at the heart of Spain's dominance of European football. Sid Lowe reports on a perfect week for the capital clubs.
Gianni Infantino's promise to clean up football faces its first big challenge.
Brian Glanville hails Jamie Vardy - a late bloomer, whose goals appear to be firing Leicester City to the league title.
In the absence of leading striker Alex Meier, Eintracht Frankfurt look destined for relegation.
With Italian football in the doldrums, the remarkable achievements of Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City has given the country something to be proud of.