The week in football – PSG's fairness battle; the grassroots revolution; black magic involving chickens; and Larissa
Qatar's state-owned Paris Saint-Germain – standing up for financial fair play by joining legal action against Monaco's tax-exempt status. PSG say they and six other clubs are acting over the "failure to respect basic principles", in a bid for "sporting fairness".
David Cameron launching the "Moving More, Living More" initiative to promote local sport ("The country was captured by the spirit of 2012, inspired by our heroes … We now need to build on this, creating a nation that's physically active"), as councils react to budget cuts: • Worcester council raising its football pitch hire fees by 45% over two years; • South Sefton juniors' pitch bill rising 161%; • Walsall council floating a 323% increase for youth teams; • and Carmarthenshire upping its football pitch fees by 380% - and 2,007% for cricket.
Karren Brady - a year after negotiating a £150m public-funded refit for West Ham's new £429m ground, on why the club chose "a local developer and employer" Galliard Group to redevelop Upton Park: "It will benefit the local community, and the regional economy."
• Also giving back: Spain's professional clubs, cutting their combined tax debt by 20.8% in a year. Still outstanding: €595.4m.
£45,000: The debt threatening to put 61-year-old Evo-Stik NPL Division One South side Eastwood Town out of business, with the club locked out of its ground since last month. 4: Hours it takes Premier League clubs to spend £45,000 on agents fees.
• Message of the week: Fifa's Theo Zwanziger explaining their hands-off approach to Qatar slave state claims - "What do you expect of a football organisation? Fifa is not the lawmaker in Qatar" – four months before Fifa's World Cup Law begins in Brazil, overriding local tax and trade legislation.
• Plus adventure news: Sepp confirming he "would not say no" to four more years, three years after his pledge to Uefa's Congress: "These will be my last four years for which I stand as a candidate. Together we must finish the adventure we started."
Switzerland, 10 Feb: Sion owner Christian Constantin - 30 managers in 10 years, including himself twice - on coach Laurent Roussey: "I'm not saying I'll sack him, or that I'll keep him. I'm thinking." 11 Feb: Sacks him.
Brazil, 5 Feb: Avai director Chico Lins on coach Emerson Nunes. "Stop asking me every three games if he's in or out. We're together: he's full of dedication and hard work. Football needs to get over being so obsessed about whether a coach gets sacked or not." 13 Feb: He gets sacked.
Germany, 10 Feb: Hamburg director Oliver Kreuzer: "There will be no change. The board analysed the current situation and we stand firm behind Bert van Marwijk. Here are the three major issues that were at the centre of this: has the coach achieved with the team yet? Is he determined enough? Does he have a plan? We have answered all three questions with a resounding yes." 15 Feb: Sacked.
3 Feb, René Meulensteen: "I had the privilege to meet Mr Khan over the summer and, straight away, I felt he was a really thorough, amicable man who's very successful in business. He doesn't do anything knee-jerk."
Romania: Ex-Universitatea Craiova striker Rodion Camataru on owner Adrian Mititelu. "He's a bad fanatic, a know-all. Once when the team was training in Austria, he phoned up from Craiova during a friendly to demand substitutions. He couldn't even see it."
Ghana: Hearts of Oak fans in the Brong Ahafo region calling a press conference before their game at Aduana Stars: "We want the players, coach and management to know that if they come here and are not able to get the three points, we will give them the beating of their lives. They are forewarned that if they come and they don't get the win, we will surely beat them. The ball is in their court."
Nepal: Veteran defender Nabin Neupane, never previously sent off in a 17-year career, banned for 12 months for pushing an official. "It's harsh … I neither punched nor assaulted him. It was simply professional pushing, like you see in many league matches. I feel bad."
Bulgaria: Linesman Georgi Tabakov, son of regional FA head Emil, filmed chatting on his mobile phone while running the line at Chernomorets. Official Tihomir Bobolov: "This is not on, whoever his father is."
Argentina: Claudio Caniggia's daughter Charlotte denying claims by her brother's former girlfriend that the Caniggia siblings enjoy "black magic involving chickens". Model Sofia Macaggi: "I was there a lot, I saw things. Chickens disappeared, then died." Charlotte: "It's lies. We bought chickens because we were bored, but we never did witchcraft. She lacks respect."
Paraguay: 2010 World Cup model Larissa Riquelme on her plan to edge out publicity rivals this summer: "I'm still the Bride of the World. Despite the speculation, the imitators, I'm the pioneer. I'm grateful to the world, and to God, for filling me with blessings."