Feb. 12 Rio 2016 says Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Sao Paolo and Salvador are eligible to host matches for the 2016 Olympic football tournament.
July 4 – At least two people have died and 22 were injured when an unfinished overpass collapsed in the World Cup city of Belo Horizonte… City opens investigation and pledges all necessary safety and transport provisions for World Cup semi-final. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 3 – Belo Horizonte, venue for the July 8 semi-final, has been one of the most talked about of Brazil 2014’s host cities. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson spoke to the city’s top World Cup official about the challenges of staging the tournament and its football role at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
(WFI) World Football INSIDER editor Mark Bisson visited arenas in Salvador and Belo Horizonte to sample the fan experience at the 2014 World Cup.
May 29 – Belo Horizonte unveils plans for its 21,000-capacity FIFA Fan Fest for the World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
April 25 – Football writer and author James Corbett travelled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer’s FIFA showpiece. Here’s part 2 of his special report for INSIDER, in which he assesses the potential for protests and looks at some of the challenges World Cup visitors will face.
April 24 – Football writer and author James Corbett travelled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer’s FIFA showpiece. Here’s part 1 of his special report for INSIDER.
Dec. 12 – The Chilean FA has followed Argentina in signing an agreement to be based in central Belo Horizonte during the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
June 27 – As protests raged outside Belo Horizonte’s stadium, a dramatic 86th minute header from Paulinho lifted Brazil to a 2-1 victory over Uruguay. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 26 – President Sepp Blatter is back in Brazil despite the ongoing anti-government protests, FIFA confirms to INSIDER.