updated 9:44 AM EDT, Wed July 23, 2014
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.
Colombia's World Cup star James Rodriguez agrees a long-term deal with Real Madrid, joining the long tradition of "Galacticos" signing for the European champions.
FIFA suspends Uruguay's Luis Suarez for 9 matches, including any further matches in the World Cup.