Brazil: Surge in killings by police sparks fear in favelas ahead of Rio Olympics | Amnesty International

Residents in many of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are living in terror after at least 11 people have been killed in police shootings since the beginning of the month, Amnesty International warned ahead of the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games. Source: Brazil: Surge in killings by police sparks fear in favelas ahead of Rio …

Women’s football continues to go global – FIFA.com

Only 22 of FIFA’s Member Associations had taken part in a women’s football development initiative in 2008. By the end of 2015, that figure had risen remarkably, with 195 of FIFA’s 209 Member Associations now having participated in one of FIFA’s nine women’s football programmes. Source: Women's football continues to go global - FIFA.com

Read Chinese Football’s 50-point reform plan in full – exclusive translation : Wild East Football

Last year saw the release of a comprehensive football reform plan from the Chinese government which gained widespread international attention and brought much discussion of the links between the sport and politics in China. The plan accurately identifies many of the key issues affecting the game in the country, but it will be years before… …