July 9 – Special adviser to the UN secretary general on sport welcomes IFAB decision to allow female players to wear safe headscarves… World’s largest natural gas producer to sponsor UEFA Champions League… Former England captain John Terry’s racism trial starts. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

Nov. 17 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter is under pressure to resign over shocking remarks he made in two TV interviews claiming that football does not have on-field racism problems – and any incidents could be dealt with by a simple handshake. Premier League players including Man Utd’s Rio Ferdinand are outraged. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.