May 21 – The sixth and final stadium for the FIFA Confederations Cup is now open… Naming rights deal for Arena Pernambuco… Brasilia’s 72,800-seat Mané Garrincha National Stadium, venue for the tournament opener, is inaugurated by president Dilma Rousseff. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

March 6 – FIFA confirms to INSIDER that Jerome Valcke will travel to Brazil next week for a check-up on 2014 World Cup progress after making an extraordinary apology to Dilma Rousseff’s government for saying tournament organisers needed a “kick up the backside” to accelerate preparations. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.