July 9 – Many Brazil fans were left despondent after their side was destroyed 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-final – but there were some who maintained that there was a bigger picture. Christian Radnedge reports from Rio.
June 20 – Uruguay celebrate a 2-1 victory over England at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo…Ticketless Chilean fans stormed Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana media centre… More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
June 15 – The Maracana’s first tournament match was tainted by protests nearby, with police firing stun grenades and tear gas to break up about 200 demonstrators. Anti-government and anti-FIFA protests also took place in two other cities on Sunday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 14 – No FIFA explanation about empty seats at Spain-Holland… Brazil 2014 officials deny Manaus pitch in “bad shape” for England v Italy… FIFA warns fans about political banners.. Ban won’t affect Franz Beckenbauer TV role. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Salvador
June 6 – Buildings throughout Brasilia are illuminated in green and yellow to celebrate the 2014 World Cup…Protests in Sao Paulo nearly shut down Arena Corinthians, venue for the opening match. More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
June 3 – National teams train for Brazil 2014… The International Broadcasting Centre opens in Rio… Artists and football fans across Brazil get in the mood for the tournament kicking off next week. More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
May 23 – Rio de Janeiro gears up for World Cup… Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo trains for Saturday’s Champions League final… FIFA chief Sepp Blatter at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. More inside. Compiled by Nicole Bennett.
May 6 – As World Cup excitement builds in Brazil, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari prepares to unveil his first squad for the tournament on Wednesday… Thumbs up for test event at Natal’s Arena das Dunas.
April 28 – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke spoke out about the violence in Rio and the 12 scheduled fanfests in host cities… Test event shows improvement still needed at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. INSIDER’s Nick Devlin reports.
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.