July 5 – The International Football Association Board unanimously approves the introduction of goal-line technology in a historic day for world football… British FAs on the IFAB hail important decision… Hijabs are also approved for Muslim female footballers. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports.
May 25 – FIFA vice president Prince Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has dismissed new claims made by the medical chief of football’s governing body that headscarves worn by female Muslim footballers represent a significant health risk. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Budapest
May 24 – Hawk-Eye’s goal-line technology system will be tested at Wembley Stadium when England play host to Belgium on June 2. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 11 – Every referee would “welcome goal-line technology”, says the head of senior referees’ development at the English FA as the International Football Association Board launches the final phase of testing. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.
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.
Feb. 1 – The introduction of goal-line technology in football could soon move a step closer, and so too could a fourth sub in extra time. They are among the topics of discussion at next month’s meeting of the International Football Association Board. 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.