today's Pick
WCup: FIFA boss to tour Brazil amid delays
Publish Date: Mar 21, 2014
WCup: FIFA boss to tour Brazil amid delays
Demonstrators protest against the upcoming FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and to demand better public transport services, in Sao Paulo, on March 13, 2014. PHOTO/AFP
  • mail
  • img
newvision

RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit Rio de Janeiro next week, with less than 100 days to go until the World Cup and three stadiums still not finished.

FIFA's web page said the visit will provide a final chance for organizers to give an update on preparations for the month-long tournament beginning June 12.

Of 12 stadiums that will host games, three are not yet finished: in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Cuiaba.

The inaugural game between Brazil and Croatia is scheduled to be played in the Sao Paulo arena. Brazil will unveil it April 15 even though it will not be completely ready.

Last month FIFA lifted a threat to drop Curitiba from the cup, and ultimately work to finish the stadium there sped up.

FIFA had wanted all 12 stadiums ready in December.

FIFA said visits to some of them have been rescheduled for Valcke's next visit, in late April.

The newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo says Valcke is visiting March 24-27 because FIFA is worried about delays in building temporary facilities at stadiums hosting games, such as press rooms and X-ray security facilities.

Some cities are balking at paying for them, the daily said.

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Kampala RCC Aisha Kabanda quits for Butambala
KAMPALA Resident City Commissioner, Aisha Kabanda has resigned her job and joined the race for the Butambala district woman Member of Parliament seat...
THE Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Daniel Fred Daniel Kidega has asked media owners to continuously assess the performance of journalists...
Two men nabbed with 10 reptile skins
POLICE has arrested two men at Mpambire along Masaka Road in Mpigi and also recovered seven python skins and three monitor lizards from them...
DP crisis deepens, Lukwago forms pressure group
Ousted Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has created pressure group. Lukwago, a DP member has named the group, Truth and Justice Platform....
The Kingdom of Tooro is in preparations ahead of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru's 20th coronation anniversary celebrations....
34 years later: more questions on Ombaci
Thirty-Four years since the Ombaci massacre in the Northern Uganda district of Arua, more questions than answers abound....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter