Jan. 28 – A Brazil assistant coach calls his country’s World Cup preparations “a joke” … Stadium in Natal remains unfinished despite grand opening … Over 100 arrests as Sao Paulo protests turn violent.

1/3/2010 FIFA concern with pace of preparations for Brazil 2014 World Cup… CONMEBOL to finalize reform of its statutes to meet standards set by FIFA… Brazil will debut new shirt against Ireland at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Steve Esselink reports from Rio de Janeiro