June 11 – Brazilian football legend Zico believes it is his “duty” to stand for the FIFA presidency.
March 16 – Despite FIFA concerns about using Amazon capital Manaus for Rio 2016, it was on Monday named as one of six Olympic football cities. Mark Bisson reports.
June 6 – The program will help prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
March 12 – Around 345,000 tickets for 60 World Cup matches go on sale from 12:00 CET on a first-come first-served basis. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Jan. 15 – The reputation of Rio de Janeiro as an event host in the sporting world took another blow on Wednesday.
Dec. 31 – The most expensive 2014 World Cup stadium has a leak in its roof … Spain’s coach says recent success could go to players’ heads … Rio hotel rooms will be more expensive for World Cup than Olympics
Dec. 12 – Heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro caused floods and shut down parts of the city this week but World Cup organisers tell INSIDER their preparations were not impacted. Ed Hula III reports.
It is with great disappointment that we must confirm that the final Soccerex Global Convention in Brazil will now not be taking place. With the ongoing civil unrest, the Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Sport took the political decision to withdraw their support from the Soccerex Global Convention. Preparations for the event at the
August 2 – Five months until completion deadline for six more World Cup stadia but new images show several are unlikely to be finished on time… Airport projects also delayed… Rio’s official countdown clock is stuck on 365 days! INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 12 – Brazil 2014 organisers unveil the Hublot Countdown Clock as part of year-to-go celebrations attended by FIFA leaders and football legend Pele. Philip de Wit reports for INSIDER from Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro.