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.
MAY 12 – RICHARD CABORN (pictured) has brokered a deal between FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency that should ensure football remains in the 2012 Olympics.
April 16 – A solution could still be find in the row over a British football team to compete at London 2012, the chief executive of the British Olympic Association Andy Hunt (pictured) claimed today.
By Duncan Mackay in Denver
March 29 – Jacques Rogge (pictured) has said he hopes Britain will compete in the football tournament at London in 2012 but is refusing to get involved in the row over how the team is selected.
March 10 – Britain could field a football team made up entirely of English players at the 2012 London Olympics, Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe said again today during a debate on the subject in the House of Commons.
March 20 – England deserves to host the 2018 World Cup, Mohamed Bin Hammam, the president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), has said.
March 18 – Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond (pictured) today claimed the row over a British football team at the 2012 Olympics showed why his country should be independent.
MARCH 8 – A PARLIAMENTARY debate into the proposed united British football team for the London 2012 Olympics is to be held on Tuesday and attended by former Scotland manager Craig Brown.