March 5 – Zhang Jilong and Prince Ali welcome IFAB decision to remove the ban on female footballers wearing the Islamic headscarf… Two goal-line technology systems move to the next stage of testing, with the English Premier League hopeful of using the chosen system next season. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson 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.

Feb. 29 – UN special adviser supports proposal to allow women to wear headscarves on the pitch… Congressional commission in Brazil partially approves controversial legislation covering the 2014 World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

Feb. 22 – Worldwide union for professional footballers supports Prince Ali’s proposal to IFAB… South Korean government cracks down on match-fixing… Warsaw’s new National Stadium gets go-ahead for first-ever fixture ahead of Euro 2012. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

Jan. 30 – Women’s Professional Soccer suspends 2012 campaign amid legal issues… USA and Canada book berths at London Olympics… Asian Football Federation reiterates desire for headscarf rule change. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.

Nov. 23 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter praises Asian football chiefs for their handling of the fall-out from the Mohamed Bin Hammam cash-for-votes scandal, declares racism row “closed”, avoids any gaffes on Islamic headscarves rule and insists the future of football is in Asia. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.