The president of the Confederation of African Football has backed a potential Moroccan bid to host the global football competition. Fifa's President expressed similar sentiments in November.
Qatar will invest £5 billion in the UK over the next five years in a boost for the post-Brexit economy looking to find non-European investors.
A titan in African football was felled this week, as Ahmed Ahmed took over the presidency of the African Confederation of Football.
Politics and football collided this week as Iraqi-American footballer Justin Meram was wrapped up in Donald Trump's Muslim ban this week.
From Algeria to Saudi Arabia, catch up on the clashes of football titans in the Middle East and North Africa this week.
Israel refuses to issue visas to Human Rights Watch workers, accusing the NGO of holding an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda".
UAE has topped the football table in Asia, Iraq is looking to have a FIFA ban on hosting international games lifted, while there were some surprises in the Palestine Cup.
Mark Clattenburg ends his 12-year association with Premier League to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia.
Qatari authorities have approved a draft law that could see junk food taxed in the tiny Gulf state, which has one of the world's fattest populations.
The beautiful game returns to war-torn Aleppo, as Kuwait welcomed an Iraqi player for the first time in 30 years.