updated 12:01 PM EDT, Thu July 24, 2014
A preseason soccer match in Austria is abandoned after pro-Palestinian protesters invade the pitch and start attacking players from Israeli team Maccabi Haifa.
After Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa said he was "afraid" to return to Shakhtar Donetsk, the Ukrainian club located in a war zone announced that it would play its home games in Lviv near the Polish border.
Europe's star soccer clubs have booked a summer holiday to the United States -- but this is strictly business not pleasure as they look to cash in on the country's World Cup afterglow.
Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is appointed coach of Brazil's national team for the second time, charged with restoring pride after its mauling on home soil.
Rodriguez's Real deal
Colombia's World Cup star James Rodriguez signs with European champion Real Madrid.