FIFA have, for the first time, given themselves the power to review red and yellow card decisions by referees.
Chelsea have agreed a œ2.7 deal with Real Madrid to bring Cameroon international Geremi Njitap to Stamford Bridge.
Alvaro Recoba will be fit to face Denmark in Uruguay's World Cup opener on Saturday.
David Beckham has declared himself 100 per cent to face Sweden in England's opening Wiorld Cup match on Sunday.
Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed that Kieron Dyer has won his fitness battle and will remain with the England squad for the World Cup.
FIFA have refused the Republic of Ireland permission to bring Celtic midfielder Colin Healy in to their World Cup squad as a replacement for skipper Roy Keane.
Lazio are ready to sell Alessandro Nesta according to general manager Massimo Cragnotti - but only for œ37.5 million.
Coach Bora Milutinovic is suffering from a severe bout of flu and could miss China's first ever World Cup fixture against Costa Rica.
The Czech Republic are European Under-21 Champions after defeating France on penalties on Tuesday.