Feb. 12 Rio 2016 says Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Sao Paolo and Salvador are eligible to host matches for the 2016 Olympic football tournament.
(WFI) World Football INSIDER editor Mark Bisson visited arenas in Salvador and Belo Horizonte to sample the fan experience at the 2014 World Cup.
June 17 – What happens at Posto Medico? It’s not a side you often see. The doctors and nurses stationed here are the unsung heroes of the World Cup. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson had a small accident at Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova and found out for himself.
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 13 – Alexandre Gallo, a close confidante of Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari, tells INSIDER the World Cup hosts can play better as he prepares for a crucial scouting role at today’s Spain v Holland match. Mark Bisson reports from Salvador
Dec. 3 – FIFA’s official app is now available, with more than 70m downloads expected in the next few months… Pele will have a role at the World Cup draw… Adidas launches ‘brazuca’ World Cup match ball today. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 21 – Uruguay are on the brink of the Confederations Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Nigeria in Salvador. INSIDER’s Jeff Scannella reports.
April 3 – Brazil opens its third venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this Friday in Salvador.
Nov. 8 – A full six cities will stage the 2013 Confederations Cup, confirm FIFA and Brazil 2014. INSIDER‘s Matthew Grayson reports.