May 3, 2013
Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 05/02/2013
Soccer fans attending next year’s World Cup in Brazil will have no problem going online from stadiums, but they might want to use a local cellphone chip to keep their charges low, Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said on Thursday.
Each of the 12 stadiums hosting the 32-nation soccer tournament will have two separate 50-gigabyte networks connected to Brazil’s fiber optic backbone, he told reporters.
“I doubt that the stadiums will use one third of the capacity that we are installing,” Bernardo said
November 26, 2012
BBC Sport, 11/23/2012
Brazil have sacked head coach Mano Menezes as they seek to implement “new methods” ahead of the 2014 World Cup on home soil.
Menezes, 50, replaced Dunga after the 2010 World Cup, guiding Brazil to the last eight of the Copa America in 2011.
That defeat against Paraguay, plus Brazil’s failure to win gold at London 2012, put the coach under pressure.
The decision comes two days after Brazil won the Superclasico de las Americas against Argentina.
January 19, 2012
BBC News, 01/19/2012
FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke currently visiting Brazil. Credit: Mercopress
Beer must be sold at all venues hosting matches in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, football’s world governing body, Fifa, has insisted.
Fifa General Secretary Jerome Valcke said the right to sell beer must be enshrined in a World Cup law the Brazilian Congress is considering.
Alcoholic drinks are currently banned at Brazilian stadiums and the country’s health minister has urged Congress to maintain the ban in the new law.