August 5 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter says Major League Soccer will adopt the FIFA calendar … A group of female football stars voice gender discrimination concerns ahead of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.
Jan. 10. Former Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger becomes the “most-high profile football figure” to announce he is gay… NBA star John Amaechi says football has a “toxic” approach towards homosexuality… Pressure grows on Man Utd boss David Moyes.
Jan. 3 – Media sources discuss controversy surrounding Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup… The January transfer window kicks off with a “frenzy” of speculation.
November 1 – CSKA Moscow faces a partial stadium closure after racism incident… Sepp Blatter impersonates Cristiano Ronaldo… Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium scheme is not good news for local businesses.