August 26 - Football officials today claimed that the violence that marred last night's Carling Cup match between West Ham United and Millwal will not harm England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
August 26 - A plan by Plymouth to build a new 40,000-capacity stadium so that the city can host World Cup matches has been slammed as ridiculous by Devon MP Adrian Sanders (pictured).
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.
AUGUST 6 - LORD TRIESMAN (pictured), the chairman of the Football Association, said it would be "barking mad" if Britain were not represented in the 2012 Olympic tournament and promised that they would be.
June 9 - Premiership club Liverpool have signed a deal to help develop football in India as it chases its twin goals of qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics and the 2018 World Cup.
AUGUST 13 - SCOTLAND'S most successful Olympic female athlete, Shirley Robertson (pictured), has risked upsetting her countrymen and women by claiming that they should put aside their reservations and take part in a united football team at the 2012 Games.
August 25 - Vero Communications, the company set-up by former London 2012 director of public relations Mike Lee, have been appointed by Hull to help them become a 2018 World Cup host city.
OCTOBER 17 - SCOTLAND'S players should not be forced to miss out on the opportunity of playing football in the 2012 Olympics, David Davies (pictured), the former executive director of the Football Association, said today.
OCTOBER 22 - A CALL has started for Steve Nash (pictured), one of the country's leading basketball players who has British parents, to oversee Canada's preparations for the 2012 Olympics in basketball and football.
SEPTEMBER 10 - A TOP official in Northern Ireland has claimed that the Province could stage matches in the Olympic football tournament in 2012 if a decision is made on building a new national stadium within the next month.
August 24 - Environmental groups are calling for people to fight plans for a 50,000 seater stadium as part of Nottingham's 2018 World Cup bid.
AUGUST 23 - THE Prime Minister (pictured) has been accused of scoring a "spectacular own goal" after he said in Beijing today that he would try to persuade Scotland and Wales to back plans for a united British football tournament to take part in the 2012 Olympics.
AUGUST 26 - SCOTLAND manager George Burley (pictured) has added his voice to those saying they do not support a united British football team for London 2012, despite his countryman Gordon Brown stepping up attempts to force it through.
AUGUST 31 - TRIPLE gold medal winning cyclist Chris Hoy (pictured) said today that he hopes a compromise can be worked out so Scotland can take part in a united British football team at the 2012 Olympics.