July 7 – Match Hospitality, the FIFA agency engulfed in a World Cup ticketing scandal, has revealed details of the VIP packages seized by police that were allegedly sold on the black market. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
July 4 – Brazilian police say a FIFA official is the source of thousands of illegally sold World Cup tickets.
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 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter hails the success of the World Cup, as fears over transport chaos, anti-government protests and security issues fail to tarnish the tournament.
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.
July 1 – Cameroon’s football federation is investigating allegations that “seven bad apples” in its team helped rig matches at the World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 30 – As temperatures reached 38.8 degrees in Fortaleza, Holland and Mexico had the first official cooling breaks of the tournament… Costa Rica beat Greece to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
June 26 – FIFA bans Luis Suarez from the World Cup over the biting incident that has overshadowed the second week of the tournament. He is banned for four months from any football-related activity, meaning he can’t play for Liverpool until mid-October. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 20 – They came, they saw… and England were conquered. But away from the football, how are fans experiencing the Brazil World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson spoke to England supporters in Sao Paulo.
June 19 – The International Sports Press Association and angry journalists voice “serious concern” about the biggest World Cup security breach so far… Touts caught selling tickets in hotel housing FIFA officials. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Sao Paulo.