July 19 – Cheapest Brazil 2014 tickets for international fans will cost $90; $15 for Brazilian residents… World Cup organisers “very comfortable” final six stadia will be delivered in December… Deputy sports minister Luis Fernandes responds to Blatter outburst. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.

March 20 – Vitaly Mutko dismisses concerns over the football racism that has blighted Russia’s global image in the past week, insisting the problem is no worse than in other nations including England… Russia 2018 launches interim 2018 logo… FIFA praise for World Cup preparations… Mutko says ban on beer sales will be removed for tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.