July 2 – Michel D’Hooghe withdraws his opposition to headscarves worn by Muslim female footballers… FIFA secretary general says Brazil is upping the pace on World Cup preparations… Fenerbahce president convicted in Turkish match-fixing scandal. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

March 2 – Prince Ali bin Al Hussein gives acting Asian football boss Zhang Jilong a boost in his bid to land the job on a permanent basis… The Jordanian FIFA vice president urges IFAB to scrap hijab ban, saying he will be “very disappointed for the game” if football’s lawmaking body says no. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.