Jan. 10 – The passing of Portuguese football legend Eusebio and German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger coming out as gay had social media users talking this week. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
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.
Dec. 24 – Coaches, officials, and players take to social media to discuss preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as well as share messages and wishes for the Christmas holidays.
Dec. 20 – Amnesty and Human Rights Watch on treatment of migrant workers in Qatar… FIFA president goes to court in Switzerland to “prevent publication of a book of amusing satirical cartoons”… Gennaro Gattuso rejects match-fixing allegations. More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
Dec. 16 – Media on World Cup concerns… Talking points from final group stage games of Champions League… No end to feud between Sir Alex Ferguson and former Man Utd player Roy Keane.
Dec. 6 – Media weighs in on topics such as David Moyes’ reputation at Manchester United and Manchester City’s narrow victory over West Bromwich Albion… Bad news for the United States ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw.
Nov. 29 – FIFA warning for Brazil 2014 organisers… More scrutiny of human rights violations in World Cup host nations Qatar and Russia. More inside…
November 15 – The media weighs in on Lionel Messi’s most recent injury… Qatar’s reputation comes under scrutiny after Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola receive a written plea to help French footballer Zahir Belounis escape the country.
November 8 – Manchester City’s Champions League success generates discussion about the team’s progress… Man Utd’s Ashley Young comes under scrutiny for diving… Brazil, Russia and Qatar face “threats to their reputations in international sport”.
October 25 – CSKA Moscow faces heat for racist chants during the team’s Champions League match against Manchester City… Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography causes a stir in the football world. Compiled by INSIDER’s Nicole Bennett.