May 28 – The top U.S. investigate body works toward curbing World Cup violence … India’s football association seeks sponsors for its Club World Cup bid.
May 23 – Homeless rights’ advocates launch a protest that shut down part of Sao Paulo, venue for the opening World Cup game.
May 19 – As he arrives in Brazil today, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be relieved to hear that Sao Paulo passed a stadium test. But a leaky roof will be an issue during the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
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 22 – FIFA secretary general is back in Brazil for a host city tour including visits to Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Cuiaba and Fortaleza… UEFA’s deadline for Euro 2020 bid dossiers is Friday.
April 3 – FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has conceded that some infrastructure for the World Cup may not be ready for this summer’s tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 27 – FIFA executive Jerome Valcke says Brazil is in a precarious spot as the June kickoff nears.
March 21 – Jerome Valcke heads to Brazil on Sunday for critical meetings about the Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre World Cup stadiums… Blatter rejects calls to move 2018 World Cup after Russia’s annexing of Crimea… FIFA financial matters. More news inside. By Mark Bisson
March 20 – With 84 days to go, delegations from FIFA and the Brazil 2014 organising committee today embark on a final round of operational inspections at stadiums – even though three of them have yet to open. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.