May 23 – Homeless rights’ advocates launch a protest that shut down part of Sao Paulo, venue for the opening World Cup game.
May 20 – As a fresh wave of anti-government demonstrations hits the World Cup host, a Brazilian sports ministry official tells INSIDER he’s confident further protests will not disrupt the FIFA tournament. By Mark Bisson.
April 25 – Football writer and author James Corbett travelled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer’s FIFA showpiece. Here’s part 2 of his special report for INSIDER, in which he assesses the potential for protests and looks at some of the challenges World Cup visitors will face.
Jan. 28 – A Brazil assistant coach calls his country’s World Cup preparations “a joke” … Stadium in Natal remains unfinished despite grand opening … Over 100 arrests as Sao Paulo protests turn violent.
June 27 – As protests raged outside Belo Horizonte’s stadium, a dramatic 86th minute header from Paulinho lifted Brazil to a 2-1 victory over Uruguay. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
June 21 – Despite protests, FIFA says it’s yet to consider cancelling the 2013 Confederations Cup … FIFA “very happy” with U-20 World Cup security in Turkey … More inside this Newsdesk …
June 18 – Despite demonstrations in Brazil’s biggest cities threatening the Confederations Cup, FIFA tells World Football INSIDER it “trusts the authorities” to quell the protests… Government claims airports are managing well. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 18 – FIFA director of security Ralf Mutschke claims the U-20 World Cup in Turkey kicking off on Friday will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing protests in Istanbul. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 14 – FIFA say its officials are “monitoring the situation” in Brazil and believe police can cope with the violent protests breaking out ahead of Saturday’s kickoff of the 2013 Confederations Cup.
15/6/2010 South African government takes special measures to ensure fresh strikes by stewards at World Cup venues do not cause further disruption… Cape Town football fan sparks security scare at FIFA Fan Fest… BBC looks to silence vuvuzelas… FIFA dismisses concerns over attendances… More inside