May 7 – Sepp Blatter fires another warning shot at Brazil 2014 over the slow pace of preparations ahead of critical World Cup talks between LOC leaders and FIFA officials in Zurich tomorrow… FIFA chief claims 2015 Women’s World Cup will be a bigger event for Canada than the Olympics. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

March 28 – FIFA announces that its executive committee will take a more hands-on role in preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, with South Africa 2010 CEO Danny Jordaan and his Russian 2018 counterpart Alexey Sorokin appointed as special advisers. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.