All 24 teams at France 2019 have now played twice and, already, the last-16 jigsaw has nine pieces ready to be slotted in. Group F rivals Sweden and USA became the latest to qualify with second successive victories, and the latter’s win over Chile also guaranteed Japan’s place regardless of how they fare against England
(WFI) Bolivian Football Federation and former FIFA World Cup evaluation chairman Harold Mayne-Nicholls file appeals to CAS.
Jan. 14 – Anti-gay chants by fans lead to fines for six football associations. Kevin Nutley reports.
June 27 – Also: FIFA to investigate Neymar for displaying non-approved underwear brand.
June 20 – Uruguay celebrate a 2-1 victory over England at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo…Ticketless Chilean fans stormed Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana media centre… More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
June 18 – FIFA has surpassed the one million fan mark at its 2014 World Cup Fan Fests spread around the 12 host cities.
June 18 – As Chile knock defending champions Spain out of the tournament with a stunning victory in Rio, military police arrest 85 ticketless Chilean fans who went on the rampage at the Maracana media centre. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
May 30 – Divisive Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer died Wednesday at the age of 85… National football teams including Brazil and Germany train ahead of the Brazil World Cup. More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
Jan 3 – Nike will continue supplying the United States’ official kits for 9 years … Under Armour sponsors Chilean jerseys … VFL Wolfburg signs tire sponsorship…
Dec. 31 – The most expensive 2014 World Cup stadium has a leak in its roof … Spain’s coach says recent success could go to players’ heads … Rio hotel rooms will be more expensive for World Cup than Olympics