Five-time World Cup winners Brazil have fallen to 19th in the Fifa world rankings, their lowest ever position.
Brazil are hosting the 2014 World Cup but a lack of competitive matches has seen them drop to their worst placing since the rankings began in 1993.
The Premier League has voted to introduce goal-line technology from the 2013-14 season.
British-based Hawk-Eye has been awarded the contract to provide the system.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is "unhindered" by Rafael Benitez’s insistence that he will return to manage the Reds in the future.
Chelsea interim boss Benitez, who was Reds manager between 2004 and 2010, told a Spanish newspaper he will "almost certainly" return to Anfield.
Tyre supplier Pirelli has resisted pressure from world champions Red Bull to make its tyres more durable for the rest of the season.
The company has made the ‘hard’ tyre a slightly harder compound and have lowered its operating temperature.
Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has called for better communication between the Nigeria coaching staff and established Super Eagles players.
Yobo is the latest player to have been involved in a public spat with coach Stephen Keshi after reacting angrily to being omitted from the squad that drew 1-1 against Kenya in a World Cup qualifier at home recently.
Former QPR forward Rodney Marsh says it took guts for Christopher Samba to apologise for his display in Monday’s defeat by Fulham.
Samba, who reportedly earns £100 000 a week, took to Twitter to say sorry but then told fans to "get over" the fact he is well paid.