FA reform: Timeline on Football Association governance

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A motion of "no confidence" in the Football Association, passed by MPs debating the organisation's ability to reform itself, is the latest stage in a long-running tussle to see changes at the organisation.

December 2010: Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee announces it is to launch in inquiry into domestic football governance.

February 2011: Former FA chairman Lord Triesman tells the committee he found it "impossible" to make the changes he wanted while in the role.

February 2011: David Bernstein becomes FA chairman and promises reform.

July 2011: The inquiry's first report recommends substantial reform and asks the government to consider legislation to make it happen.

October 2011: The government declines to introduce legislation but asks football authorities to work towards reform.

July 2012: Select committee launches a follow-up inquiry after being disappointed with the response from football's governing bodies.

January 2013: The select committee publishes a follow-up report calling again for widespread reform.

April 2013: Sports minister Sir Hugh Robertson reiterates the government's stance on legislation but says he expects significant reform by the start of the 2013-14 season.

July 2013: David Bernstein steps down and is replaced by Greg Dyke. He later describes the FA as incapable of reforming itself.

October 2013: FA board member Heather Rabbatts says the FA is letting down black and ethnic minority people after it sets up an all-white, all-male commission to improve the England team.

July 2014: Dyke warns the FA could become irrelevant without reform as it is "overwhelmingly white and male".

January 2016: Dyke says he will not seek re-election when his term ends in the summer, citing his struggle to push through reforms.

July 2016: Sports minister Tracey Crouch says the FA may lose funding if it does not press ahead with reforms.

September 2016: Ex-FA executive director David Davies says the FA is "screaming out for reform" following newspaper revelations about England manager Sam Allardyce, who loses his job after 67 days.

October 2016: The select committee launches a new inquiry into football governance.

October 2016: Funding body Sport England says governing bodies need to improve diversity as it launches a new code.

November 2016: The FA launches an inquiry into historical sex abuse allegations but is criticised for its response to allegations in previous years.

December 2016: Five former executives demand government legislation to push through FA reform, saying change is being held back by "elderly white men".

February 2017: As a no confidence motion is passed, MPs warn legislation will be brought in if changes are not made.

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