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FIFA worried about 2014 SWC

2011-06-24 10:49

Moscow - FIFA has expressed concern over the slow pace of Brazil's preparations for hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Speaking on Friday at the World Football Forum in Moscow, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke lamented that Brazil put more value into winning the hosting rights than organizing the event.

He said "we don't have stadiums, we don't have airports" and it was looking increasingly likely that some facilities, including Rio de Janeir's iconic Maracana stadium, would only be ready with a few weeks to spare.

It was Valcke's first public appearance since FIFA exonerated him of wrongoing for saying Qatar had "bought" the 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

AP

Comments
  • Tumi Bopape - 2011-06-24 11:01

    Bring it back to S.A, we have all the necessities & we rewarded FiFA the most to date(financially)

      Little Jim - 2011-06-24 12:07

      Yip, bring it back to SA as we are use to bending over and getting rogered up the nought by the FIFA mafia...the 2010 SWC did didly squat in improving the lives of South Africans. What it did do was misdirect the limited money the country has on a month long sprts tournament leading to more poverty. At least we have shiny new stadiums that we can stare at and dream back to those days!!!!

      motsokwane - 2011-06-24 12:57

      Hey! jimmy, your jimmy is really little, have a look at it.

      Matt - 2011-06-27 09:14

      Of course, England would never get it, because FIFA hates them... not as much as England hates FIFA :-)

  • Khanya.McCutha - 2011-06-24 11:02

    South Africa is availble as option B

  • Brownskin - 2011-06-24 11:06

    Plan B, C, and D is Brazil, the same was said to RSA by mostly the EURO media.

      McDaNife - 2011-06-24 12:34

      True thats home of soccer.

  • nic - 2011-06-24 11:30

    and we have concerns that FIFA is a corrupt organisation filled with crooks.

  • frank.louw - 2011-06-24 11:37

    Is there an echo in here....? Smacks of the comments they made per SWC 2010 in RSA

  • McDaNife - 2011-06-24 12:31

    Yet that fackin Blatter was threathing SA at all times though we were meeting our deadlines..

      Mizer - 2011-06-24 13:40

      yeah true dat..i think its their style to threaten people:-) Option B is Australia

  • Samuel - 2011-06-24 13:58

    yeepie! there we go again. mzanzi the first country to hold world cup twice concequently after it has the first country....

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