FIFA Issues Egypt Deadline for Security Assurances for World Cup Playoff

October 13, 2013

FIFA has given Egypt a deadline of October 28 to provide “comprehensive security assurances” for their World Cup playoff in Cairo next month, according to the Ghana Football Association.

The GFA says the world body also has indicated it will consider switching the venue for their November 19 second leg if not satisfied with security arrangements.

The GFA says FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has sent a letter to Egyptian authorities asking them to give written guarantees that Ghana’s delegation and the match officials will be safe when they travel to Cairo, which has been shaken by new violence. The GFA last week asked FIFA to move the game because of fears over security.