David Poort

David Poort is an Editor with Al Jazeera English.

War & Conflict

ISIL releases audio of negotiations over pilot's fate

Salafi scholar Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi reportedly negotiated with ISIL in attempt to secure release of Jordanian pilot.


Can the World Cup leave a positive legacy?

Despite poor show on the pitch, many Brazilians are proud of how their country organised the event.


World Cup final tickets turn extortionate

Football fans in desperate search for tickets to the final in Rio’s Maracana stadium are willing to pay up to $20,000.


Dutch fans rely on Brazilian backup for semis

High travel costs as well as trouble finding match tickets has kept many Oranje fans from following their team to Brazil


In Pictures: Brazil-Argentina rivalry

As Argentinian football fans arrive in Brazil to support their team, the long-standing rivalry with the host team grows.

Latin America

Injured Neymar backs Brazil to win World Cup

Striker tells nation his World Cup is over - but says his team can carry on without him and win the competition.


Blatter: Where are Brazil’s protesters?

FIFA president congratulates Brazil on the absence of social unrest during the World Cup, which he called "a success".


What Qatar 2022 can learn from Brazil

The Qatari observer mission visits Brazil 2014 World Cup to learn from its successes and mistakes.


Argentina fans 'invade' Brazil with new chant

Rude song fuels historic football rivalry between South American giants, as thousands of Argentinians take to Sao Paulo.


In Pictures: Copacabana in ecstasy

Brazil survived their nail-biting round of 16 match against Chile after a penalty shoot-out. Fans at Rio de Janeiro's Co


At halftime FIFA is winning in Brazil

Midway through, FIFA can be pleased with how the 2014 World Cup is shaping up, says sports journalist Luis Aguilar.


Chile – Brazil: The mother of all road trips

Two friends from Santiago, Chile, drive more than 8,000km to follow their team to Brazil, while living out of their van.