FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is impressed by developments in Sao Paulo for the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke has been left impressed by the developments in Sao Paulo for the 2014 World Cup.
Last Updated: 28/11/12 6:43pm
Valcke angered many Brazilians last year when he said that the country needed a "kick up the backside" to ensure developments were completed efficiently, but his opinion has seemingly changed.
The Secretary General was visiting Sao Paulo, a city that suffers from huge traffic problems and will host the opening game of the tournament.
"We have been very impressed in terms of urban mobility - we took the train to the centre and got there in 19 minutes," said Valcke.
Speaking regarding the importance of FIFA workers and organisers working together, Valcke was careful to promote unity.
"We have devised a way to work together - we are not going to fight anymore."
Sao Paulo's stadium will seat 65,000 when completed. Its main structure is largely in place but still needs to have the roof added. Corinthians will use the stadium after the tournament.