June 10 – With anti-World Cup protests possible ahead of kick-off, FIFA tries to deflect attention away from the cost of preparations and the massive profits it will pocket… Blatter praises tournament organisers, saying it will be a “great event”. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Sao Paulo.
March 18 – Brazil sports minister Aldo Rebelo does not expect anti-government protests to disrupt this summer’s World Cup… CAF boss Hayatou on Africa’s World Cup hopes. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
October 22 – Former Nigerian administrator can return to football having served FIFA ban … Platini says Qatar’s problems are bigger than the timing of the World Cup … Brazil sports minister reconsiders decision to leave. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin reports.
October 17 – Controversial FIFA executive Worawi Makudi has won a fourth term as Thai FA chief… Players’ union expresses Qatar World Cup concerns… Aldo Rebelo stepping down in Brazil.
October 11 – FIFA No.2 Jerome Valcke wraps up four-day Brazil visit by expressing confidence in security plans, despite concerns over more violent protests… More than 6m apply for tickets… GoalControl announced as goal-line technology provider. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Brazil 2014 World Cup tickets are now on sale via FIFA’s website… Despite construction delays, Valcke confident in Sao Paulo stadium delivery… Concerns over soaring hotel prices. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
August 2 – Five months until completion deadline for six more World Cup stadia but new images show several are unlikely to be finished on time… Airport projects also delayed… Rio’s official countdown clock is stuck on 365 days! INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 2 – FIFA delays the announcement on 2014 World Cup ticket pricing amid concerns that it could trigger an escalation in violent protests across Brazil. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 12 – Brazilian sports minister Aldo Rebelo denies that stadia built at huge expense for the World Cup will become white elephants… He rates Confederations Cup preparations 9/10… Admits 2014 tournament tickets will be too expensive for many Brazilians. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 10 – World Football INSIDER looks ahead to the key events in the global football business.