- Q&A With Referees’ Chief Mike Riley (by Premierleague.com) – an in-depth interview with Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, about officiating with particular emphasis on tackling.
- Ref Week: So What is MLS Doing to Develop Officials? (Pt. 1) (by MLSSoccer.com) – a wide-ranging discussion about the league’s approach to improving the quality of officiating at its games and development of referees.
- Zambia Stuns Ivory Coast to Win African Cup of Nations (by Associated Press) and Ivorians Lament Lost Opportunity (by FIFA) – on the Zambian win and Ivory Coast loss in the African Cup of Nations.
- Suarez says sorry over handshake (by FoxSports.com) – about the fallout from last week Suarez-Evra fracas.
- Why Real Madrid will win La Liga in 2011-12 (by Soccernews.com) and It’s Hard to Avoid the Conclusion that La Liga’s Title Race is Over (by The Guardian) – the season is far from over — 16 games still remaining to be played — but some already claim that Real Madrid has it all wrapped up.