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Published on 07/05/2013
- Fifa and Corinthians Agree to Deliver São Paulo Stadium for World Cup in December
A day after threatening Itaquerão, Corinthians's future stadium, Jérôme Valcke, the general secretary of Fifa, the world's governing body of soccer, said yesterday that São Paulo will host the 2014 World Cup.
Published on 16/05/2013 - 08h49
- FIFA Threats Corinthians Over Construction of Stadium
FIFA's general secretary, Jérôme Valcke, asked again in a hard tone, though he emphasized it was not a threat, that deadlines for the 2014 World Cup stadium work should be met.
Published on 15/05/2013 - 08h38
- Brazilian Football Confederation Sees Intervention and Attacks Dilma Government
The CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) has decided to pick a fight with Dilma Rousseff's management. The organization issued a statement yesterday in which it attacks the Sports Minister, Aldo Rebelo, for his intention to discuss the country's football schedule.
Published on 26/04/2013 - 09h30
- VIP Tickets for the World Cup are on Sale; Seeing the Brazil Game Can Cost up to US$ 4,400
FIFA made 26,000 VIP tickets for the World Cup available to clients of one of its main sponsors, the credit card company VISA.
Published on 23/04/2013 - 10h35
- Foreign Companies Fight Over the Management of Maracanã
After protests at the door of the Rio de Janeiro state headquarters and a war of preliminary orders, yesterday (11), Rio's government managed to begin the dispute for private companies to manage Maracanã stadium. Two consortiums presented proposals.
Published on 12/04/2013 - 08h58
- Court Suspends Concession Edict for the Maracanã Stadium
The court granted a preliminary injunction (interim decision) suspending the concession bidding for Maracanã. The submission of proposals for the management of the stadium was scheduled for today.
Published on 11/04/2013 - 09h03
- Fifa Wants To Oust Marin As Head Of World Cup Committee
Fifa, the world's governing body of soccer, wants to oust José Maria Marin from the presidency of the LOC, which is responsible for organizing the 2014 World Cup. Marin is also the head of the CBF (Brazilian Soccer Confederation). The LOC is Fifa's political and financial representative in Brazil, and the CBF is a "partner" of the committee.
Published on 09/04/2013 - 09h11
- FIFA Vetoes Name of Mané Garrincha on Brasília Stadium in World Cup
Double world champion for Brazil in 1958 and 1962, Garrincha is banned by FIFA from having his name associated with the stadium in Brasilia during the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.
Published on 05/04/2013 - 08h42
- Son of journalist killed during Brazilian dictatorship asks for support to oust Marin from CBF
The son of journalist Vladimir Herzog, killed during the Brazilian dictatorship in 1975, Ivo Herzog, hopes to obtain the support of two new entities in his fight to oust José Maria Marin from the command of the CBF and the 2014 World Cup LOC (Local Organizing Committee). One of them is very likely to adhere: the National Commission of Truth. The other depends on backstage negotiations: the main teams of Brazil's national soccer championship and the state federations, which comprise the agency's electoral college.
Published on 02/04/2013 - 09h20
- Sale of tickets in World Cup stadium ends in riot in Bahia
Supporters and military police (PM) clashed on Friday (the 29th), in Salvador during the ticket sales for the opening game at the Fonte Nova Arena, one of the stadiums of the Confederations Cup and 2014World Cup.
Published on 01/04/2013 - 09h19