May 4 – Concerns have been voiced about the state of the Maracana pitch for the Olympic football tournaments. INSIDER’s Gerard Farek reports from Rio de Janeiro.
March 27 – FIFA executive Jerome Valcke says Brazil is in a precarious spot as the June kickoff nears.
Jan. 16 – Rio’s flagship stadium will remain open to club play until May … Russia reveals costs of training grounds for 2018 World Cup.
Sept. 16 – FIFA tells INSIDER that the second work stoppage in a month at the Maracana, the centrepiece of the Brazil 2014 World Cup, has world football’s governing body concerned. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
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.
17/12/09 Refurbishment bill for Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana Stadium, expected to host 2014 World Cup Final, set to hit $280 million.