May 14 – FIFA secretary general pleased with construction progress at Natal’s 2014 World Cup stadium… Maracana’s privatisation is going ahead after legal battle… More than 622,613 tickets sold for Confederations Cup… Selection dilemma for Brazil national team. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Nov. 26 – Soccerex opens in Rio de Janeiro with all eyes on FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke … INSIDER‘s Phil de Wit reports from Rio …
(WFI) At the two-year countdown to Brazil 2014, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says there is “rising anticipation” for the World Cup in the qualification phase as he prepares for another host city inspection tour later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 7 – Sepp Blatter fires another warning shot at Brazil 2014 over the slow pace of preparations ahead of critical World Cup talks between LOC leaders and FIFA officials in Zurich tomorrow… FIFA chief claims 2015 Women’s World Cup will be a bigger event for Canada than the Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.