July 9 – Many Brazil fans were left despondent after their side was destroyed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final – but there were some who maintained that there was a bigger picture. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
June 18 – FIFA has surpassed the one million fan mark at its 2014 World Cup Fan Fests spread around the 12 host cities.
26/10/2010 Japan 2022 bid executive director Yuichiro Nakajima tells INSIDER that the World Cup bid’s critics are “wrong” to write the country off. INSIDER’s James Corbett reports.
24/11/09 FIFA announces global expansion of Fan Fest concept, with seven cities over five continents added to the nine South African host cities… special courts to deal with crime during 2010 tournament… high interest in staging next two editions of Beach Soccer World Cup.