April 24 – Football writer and author James Corbett travelled to Brazil to gauge the state of preparations for this summer’s FIFA showpiece. Here’s part 1 of his special report for INSIDER.
March 31 – A third worker dies during Sao Paulo’s stadium build… Nearly 1,500 police officers and marines involved in slum clearance operation in Rio as part of World Cup security effort.
Jan. 31 – Juan Mata kicks off his first week at Manchester United… Experts weigh in on transfer spending report released by FIFA. INSIDER casts its eye over this week’s media commentary on the football business.
Jan. 26 – An initiative to make cities in Brazil safer ahead of the 2014 World Cup could “tear the country apart”… More commentary on World Cup delays.
Nov. 29 – FIFA warning for Brazil 2014 organisers… More scrutiny of human rights violations in World Cup host nations Qatar and Russia. More inside…
November 13 – With the World Cup just eight months away and nearly 1.1 million of 6.2 million tickets already allocated, fans will be looking for hospitality packages to make the best of their Brazil 2014 experience.
November 12 – Outgoing WADA chief John Fahey told a press conference in Johannesburg today that Rio will not have an accredited lab for the World Cup, raising concerns about FIFA’s anti-doping operations… Tickets sell out in second sales phase. INSIDER’s Ed Hula III and Mark Bisson report.
October 16 – Soccerex announces two new presentations… CONCACAF Sports Summit unites under theme of “transformation”… Stadium Design & Development heads to Istanbul…
October 8 – Violent protests in Rio and Sao Paulo raise alarm bells… FIFA’s Jerome Valcke urges 2014 organisers to focus as stadiums deadline looms… Military police storm 12 Rio slums as part of pacification programme… FIFA clarifies World Cup draw procedure. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Brazil 2014 World Cup tickets are now on sale via FIFA’s website… Despite construction delays, Valcke confident in Sao Paulo stadium delivery… Concerns over soaring hotel prices. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.