Jerome Valcke

  • FIFA's Valcke on World Cup: We are not ready 03-04-2014 09:53 AM

    Johannesburg: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has again raised concerns over Brazil's World Cup preparations, saying "we are not ready" and that the stadium for the opening game is one of two venues that worry him most. Just two months before the showpiece tournament starts, Valcke told at a joint...
  • Temporary facilities pose World Cup headache for FIFA 14-03-2014 10:01 AM

    An unpaved area of 140,000 square metres around the Porto Alegre stadium is among FIFA's biggest headaches with three months to go until the World Cup in Brazil, secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Thursday. "The biggest challenge is to have all these temporary facilities, which are subject to a...
  • 2022 Qatar World Cup will not be in summer, says FIFA secretary general 08-01-2014 05:23 PM

    Paris: The 2022 football World Cup in Qatar will not be played in the summer months, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday. "The dates of the World Cup will not be in June or July. I think it will be played between November 15 and January 15 the...
  • Sao Paulo will be ready for World Cup: FIFA 20-08-2013 05:02 PM

    Sao Paulo: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he has no doubt Itaquerao stadium here will be ready in time for next year's World Cup. Earlier this year, Valcke warned Sao Paulo could be taken off the tournament's schedule if construction work was not stepped up at the venue, reports...
  • We are doing good things for Brazil: FIFA 25-06-2013 01:28 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has moved to defuse anti-World Cup sentiment in Brazil, insisting world football's governing body is "doing good things" for the South American nation. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff met with state governors and city mayors Monday to seek an end to the unrest...
  • FIFA 'not ashamed' of Brazil World Cup, no Plan B 24-06-2013 09:09 PM

    Rio De Janerio: FIFA has defended keeping the 2014 World Cup in Brazil despite civil unrest during the test event, and says no "official offers" have been received from countries to step in to host the tournament. More than a million Brazilians have taken to the streets during the Confederations...
  • Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to stand again 18-06-2013 09:06 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to reverse a previous pledge and stand again for the presidency of world football's governing body. The 77-year-old Blatter, who has been in office since 1998, was handed a fourth, four-year term in 2011 after saying he would stand...
  • FIFA says Sao Paulo stadium will be ready on time 16-05-2013 12:29 PM

    Sao Paulo's World Cup stadium will be ready on time, FIFA said on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after warning the city it could lose the right to stage matches because of delays in building the new arena. Soccer's governing body said it had reached a settlement with stadium owners...
  • Sao Paulo could lose World Cup matches: FIFA 15-05-2013 07:16 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has warned that Sao Paulo could be stripped of its status as a 2014 World Cup host city due to stadium construction delays. Local officials last week said the Itaquerao Stadium would not be ready until at least March next year, more than two months after...