April 23 – Jerome Valcke says there is no danger Sao Paulo will be stripped of hosting the opening World Cup match but warns Brazilian organisers they must speed up work to finish Arena Corinthians.
Feb. 26 – Curitiba’s Arena da Baixada set to stage its first World Cup test event… Brazilian government forces Adidas to pull ‘sexualised’ t-shirts… Installation of goal-line technology underway in 12 host cities. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 19 – After threatening to drop Curitiba as a World Cup host because of stadium construction issues, FIFA confirms the city will remain part of the 2014 World Cup… Valcke confident protests won’t impact tournament.
Feb. 17 – Curitiba could be dropped as a World Cup host amid construction delays, although FIFA tells INSIDER a final decision has not yet been made. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 22 – One World Cup stadium could be stripped of its matches … FIFA prepared for possibility of match-fixing at World Cup.