March 16 – Question marks surround Jerome Valcke’s role in overseeing Brazil’s World Cup progress following his stinging criticism of preparations. INSIDER has learned that the FIFA secretary general is not set to resume his scheduled tour of 2014 host cities next week as planned. Could Blatter now appoint Franz Beckenbauer to monitor World Cup progress? INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

Feb. 20 – Pele will not attend the FIFA Football Task Force 2014 meeting on Wednesday – the third no-show for the panel’s deputy chairman. The Brazilian legend’s absence raises serious questions about the 71-year-old’s commitment to ensuring the success of his home nation’s World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.