August 7 – Leading Romanian club Universitatea Craiova have been ordered to play their next two European games behind closed doors after the referee was struck by an exploding object during a Europa League qualifier against Honved of Budapest.
By Mark Baber
September 16 – Manchester United have announced a new initiative which will see the club partnering with the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) and supporting a Manchester United Soccer School in Azerbaijan.
By Paul Nicholson
September 12 – Azerbaijan have added their name to the list of European nations bidding to host matches at the Euro 2020 tournament, putting forward Baku and the new Olympic stadium currently under construction as their venue.
By Mark Baber
May 21 – UEFA has signed an agreement with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) which becomes the seventh official sponsor of UEFA’s national team competitions, including the UEFA European Football Championships.
By Tom Degun
October 16 – Manchester United, one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, have announced a new three-year partnership with Azerbaijan’s leading telecommunications company Bakcell.
By David Gold
March 11 – FIFA has launched two women’s football projects in Azerbaijan, where the Under-17 Women’s World Cup takes place later this year.