September 11 – Wales’ refusal to let its footballers play for Britain at the 2012 London Olympics has been attacked as “absurd” by Sepp Blatter (pictured), the President of FIFA.
September 8 – Europe’s top clubs are demanding the football tournament at the London 2012 Olympics be restricted to under-21 players and want FIFA to resist calls to make the event part of the international calendar which would force them to release their leading players, like Argentina’s Lionel Messi (pictured).
September 7 – England’s women footballers will meet Germany in the final of the European Championships in Helsinki after the defending champions beat Norway 3-1 in the semi-final.
September 6 – England’s footballers tonight beat Holland 2-1 after extra time to reach the final of the Women’s European Championship in Tampere for the first in quarter-of-a-century.
September 6 – David Beckham (pictured), England’s former captain, wants to be involved in Britain’s football team for the London 2012 Olympics, he said today.
August 31 - Bone tests will be performed on soccer players at the Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria to catch teams with over-age players, FIFA confirmed today, as first reported on insidethegames.
August 30 – Fulham manager Roy Hodgson (pictured) said today he would be prepared to coach Britain’s football team in the London 2012 Olympics if he was asked.
August 28 – Sir Alex Ferguson (pictured), the manager of Manchester United, will not coach Britian’s Olympic team at London 2012 because he is not English, the chairman of the Football Association said today.
AUGUST 4 – FIFA PRESIDENT Sepp Blatter (pictured) today announced he planned to launch a review into the Olympic 2012 football tournament as he again urged Britain to field a team of Englishman in the event to avoid the fear of the Home Countries losing their independence.
June 13 – The Olympic football tournament at London 2012 seems set to retain its current format, leaving the door open for players like Wayne Rooney (pictured) to represent Britain.
A Welsh politician claimed today the country’s independence to compete in events like the World Cup and European Championships could have been jeopardised by the decision to allow a British team in 2012.
May 31 – FIFA President Sepp Blatter (pictured) tonight backed the compromise agreement that will see British football teams containing only English players competing at the 2012 Olympics in London.
MAY 30 – AN AMBITIOUS blueprint for the future of the controversial Maze Prison site in Northern Ireland, featuring a 42,000 sports stadium that officials hope will stage matches during the 2012 Olympic football tournament, will be unveiled today.
May 29 – A football team of only English players is set to represent Britain at the 2012 London Olympics after the other three Home Countries agreed that they would turn a “blind eye” to their participation.