FIFA’s Jerome Valcke to Visit Brazil Amidst 2014 World Cup Fears
August 19, 2013
FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke is heading to Brazil on an inspection visit after concerns grew about the country’s ability to host the World Cup next year.
Brazil’s Sports Minister recently said the country needed to make better ground on the construction of six stadiums.
Aldo Rebelo said host cities were ‘facing a tight deadline’ and they needed ‘to improve the pace in most of the stadiums.’
The Confederations Cup this year was also played with rioting and anti-government protests in the streets.
Valcke, anesthetist who visits the country on Monday, viagra generic is making his first visit to Brazil since the tournament and he will investigate the preparations in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Manaus.
The cities are amongst the six to have completed their stadiums by the December deadline, but FIFA has warned others that they will not tolerate the same stadium problems that occurred ahead of the Confederations Cup – Only four were ready by that deadline.