June 7 – Inspectors from the International Olympic Committee echo FIFA concerns over 2014 World Cup works… Beer to be on tap in Brazil stadia. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
May 10 – FIFA is a step closer to getting guarantees it needs from the Brazilian government to organise the World Cup after approval of a bill by the country’s senate… IOC chief Jacques Rogge says Turkey cannot host the Olympics and Euro 2020… Euro 2012 boycotts only damaging to football, he says. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
March 29 – FIFA says it is “pleased” that Brazil’s lower house has finally passed the 2014 World Cup bill, a vote paving the way for it to become law in April after months of delays. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Feb. 29 – UN special adviser supports proposal to allow women to wear headscarves on the pitch… Congressional commission in Brazil partially approves controversial legislation covering the 2014 World Cup. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.