Valcke: Safety top priority

2013-12-21 07:15
Jerome Valcke (AFP)

Sao Paulo - FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says that no compromises have been made on workers' safety as organisers try to overcome construction delays at Soccer World Cup stadiums in Brazil.

After the deaths of three workers in under a month, Valcke says safety "is always top priority for workers, players and fans equally."

A worker fell 115 feet (35 metres) to his death in the jungle city of Manaus last Saturday, and in late November two workers were killed when a crane collapsed in the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo on June 12.

Valcke said on Friday in his monthly column on FIFA's web site that finishing touches at all 12 World Cup venues "are crucial, and they need to be added in a number of areas."

Read more on:    fifa  |  jerome valcke  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.