Nov. 22 – FIFA president Sepp Blatter met with Pope Francis today, and has talked about changing the start times for some 2014 World Cup Matches. Aaron Bauer reports.
June 20 – Sebastian Giovinco’s first international goal proved to be decisive in one of the best matches in Confederations Cup history as Italy topped Japan 4-3. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
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.
Nov. 8 – A full six cities will stage the 2013 Confederations Cup, confirm FIFA and Brazil 2014. INSIDER‘s Matthew Grayson reports.
Nov. 1 – FIFA could next week drop one or two proposed host venues for the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil, with Recife most under threat…CAS rejects appeal by former FIFA presidential candidate against a provisional ban from football. 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.