Feb. 12 – The Brazilian ministry of environment begins a program to save the endangered three-banded armadillo, while Major League Soccer footballers praise Brazil ahead of the World Cup
Feb. 4 – Private investments in Brazil have slowed due to negative publicity … Brazil releases first ever third kit.
Dec. 31 – The most expensive 2014 World Cup stadium has a leak in its roof … Spain’s coach says recent success could go to players’ heads … Rio hotel rooms will be more expensive for World Cup than Olympics
June 28 – Jesus Navas’ spot-kick in the seventh round of a penalty shoot-out saw Spain beat Italy 7-6 to book their place in the Confederations Cup final. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 21 – Uruguay are on the brink of the Confederations Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Nigeria in Salvador. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 20 – Sebastian Giovinco’s first international goal proved to be decisive in one of the best matches in Confederations Cup history as Italy topped Japan 4-3. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 20 – For the second consecutive match, Brazil’s Neymar stole the show, leading his nation to a 2-0 victory over Mexico. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.