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 15 – FIFA president is booed in Brasilia… Brazil’s politicians and Blatter have no place on stadium big screens… No comments to British press pack in mixed zone after Spain-Holland… Empty seats explained. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports from Salvador.
Nov. 26 – FIFA chief Sepp Blatter prepares for meetings in Brazil, including talks about stadium delays with 2014 World Cup top brass… Blatter backs 2014 Soccerex Global Convention after Rio dispute… Nike unveils Brazil kit. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.