23/7/2010 INSIDER’s World Cup Report Card rates key aspects in the organisation of South Africa 2010 and offers insights on what Brazil 2014 chiefs must do to exceed expectations in the delivery of their tournament. By James Corbett and Mark Bisson.
20/7/2010 Brazil’s President Lula pledges billions to resolve the country’s airport problems and relaxes controls on borrowing so that cities can invest in infrastructure… Germany manager Joachim Low signs a new contract to lead Germany to Euro 2012… FIFA Ex-co member Amos Adamu leads CAF inspection.
15/7/10 Sao Paulo mayor Gilberto Kassab tells INSIDER he hopes to persuade FIFA to back new plans to modernise Morumbi Stadium to ensure South America’s largest city plays a part in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
5/7/2010 South Africa’s Olympic leaders tell INSIDER the success of the World Cup is likely to trigger an Olympic bid… 2014 World Cup the aim in new Turkish FA strategic plan… FIFA outlet doing brisk trade in Germany jerseys… ‘Coca-Cola Man’ still under construction… Paris Hilton watches penguins to get over drug ordeal. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Cape Town
5/5/2010 Brazilian Football Confederation president Ricardo Teixeira gives the 12 host cities a month to show progress on plans to build or renovate stadia, warning that those who do not accelerate preparations will be replaced by other cities.
23/3/2010 Swiss Super League club Sion claim game with Grasshoppers Zurich may have been targeted by match fixers… Sepp Blatter embarks on a tour of the Middle East to bolster support ahead of FIFA’s presidential elections next year… First domestic sponsor for Brazil 2014 World Cup.
12/3/2010 FIFA vice-president Jack Warner praises Colombia’s preparations for next year’s Under-20 World Cup and suggests the country bids for the 2026 World Cup Finals… Messi in UNICEF role… No new World Cup stadium for Sao Paulo… Argentina TV advertisement shut down. Steve Esselink reports from Rio de Janiero.
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
6/1/2010 Brazilian sports minister insists government’s 2010 budget cuts will not impact 2014 World Cup preparations… Major League Soccer striker Landon Donovan says a work stoppage would do “real damage” to U.S. soccer… English Premier League seeks technology partner.