Former Brazil coach Vanderley Luxemburgo has walked out on Palmeiras to join rivals Cruzeiro just days after the start of the Brazilian championship.
Asia will be rewarded for South Korea and Japan'sefforts at the 2002 World Cup by gaining an effective extra place in the finals in Germany in four years' time.
UEFA Cup preliminary round first leg
Rudi Voller has stayed loyal to the players who helped Germany reach the World Cup final when he announced his squad for next week's friendly international with Bulgaria.
Italian World Cup midfielder Angelo Di Livio has demonstrated loyalty beyond the call of duty by agreeing a new two-year deal with the newly-formed Fiorentina club.
Uruguayan goalkeeper Fabian Carini's loan move to Arsenal from Italian Serie A side Juventus is in danger of collapsing as the parties are unable to agree personal terms.
Manchester United whose preparations for the new season could hardly have got any worse have been hit by another injury blow, this time to defender Wes Brown.
New Spain coach Inaki Saez has named five uncapped players in his first squad since taking over from Jose Antonio Camacho earlier in the summer.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hasbeen accused of making an illegal approach to sign Rennes defender Julian Escude.
The rumours concerning Ronaldo's move from Internazionale toMilan continue to rumble on with reports in the Spanish media, suggesting that a deal between the clubs for the World Cup winner…