Valcke slams discrimination claim

2014-12-06 07:19

FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke says it was "crazy" to say the planned use of plastic pitches at the WWC was discriminatory.

2010 fixing probe nearing end

2014-11-13 18:18

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke is optimistic investigations into alleged match-fixing before the 2010 SWC are nearing an end.

Suarez given credit for apology

2014-07-02 14:09

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has given Uruguayan Luis Suarez credit for apologising over the biting incident.

Brazil 2014 'best on-field SWC'

2014-07-02 11:29

Brazil may have had organisational glitches, but it is shaping up to be the best on-field SWC, FIFA's Jerome Valcke says.

3 SWC stadiums worry FIFA

2014-05-30 07:34

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke expressed his concern about preparations at three of the 12 SWC World Cup stadiums.

Valcke: Don't waste time

2014-04-23 09:04

FIFA's top Soccer World Cup official visited the delayed stadium that will host the opener in less than two months.

FIFA learns from Brazil mishaps

2014-03-28 07:25

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says they had to learn from delays which posed a series of headaches ahead of the World Cup.

FIFA not making 'fast buck'

2014-03-14 07:45

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insisted that football's governing body does not have its hand in Brazil's pocket.

Valke puts FIFA under fire

2014-01-09 18:54

FIFA came under withering fire following Jerome Valcke's claim that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter.

Valcke: Safety top priority

2013-12-21 07:15

FIFA's Jerome Valcke says no compromises have been made on workers' safety as organisers try to overcome construction delays.

Legacy trust bears fruit

2013-11-12 20:00

Jerome Valcke is satisfied about the manner in which the 2010 Legacy Trust is handling the funds generated by the SWC.

SWC bidding set for review

2013-08-22 11:26

FIFA's secretary general this week floated an idea for a possible change to the Soccer World Cup bidding process.

No plans to swap SWC venues

2013-06-24 18:30

Jerome Valcke has insisted that FIFA have not received offers from any country to potentially stand in for Brazil for next year's SWC.

Brazil will be ready for SWC

2013-06-13 07:46

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke dismissed concerns that Brazil will not be ready for the bigger tournament.

Valcke warns Sao Paulo

2013-05-14 22:49

Sao Paulo could be stripped of hosting 2014 World Cup matches if they continue to delay the completion of their stadium.

FIFA stadium concerns deepen

2013-03-07 21:07

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke says he doesn't know if Rio's Maracana Stadium will be ready for June's Confederations Cup.

Goal-line system 'inevitable'

2012-12-06 07:54

FIFA's Jerome Valcke says he expects goal-line technology to be used in the English Premier League "sooner or later".

FIFA: Brazil can learn from SA

2012-11-28 22:12

FIFA says Brazil still has a lot of work to do before hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, but can learn from South Africa's example.

Valcke released from hospital

2012-10-22 10:10

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been released from a Brazilian hospital after recovering from a kidney infection.

FIFA has doubts over Brazil

2012-10-16 20:04

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has voiced doubts that Brazil will have all six stadiums ready for the Confederations Cup next year.

Valcke continues Brazil tour

2012-08-29 10:17

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has continued his tour of the host cities for the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

Brazil 2014 slogan unveiled

2012-05-30 07:38

"All in one rhythm," is the official slogan of the 2014 Soccer World Cup in Brazil, FIFA has announced, saying it would unite fans.

Valcke apologises to Brazil

2012-03-06 09:01

FIFA's Jerome Valcke has apologised for remarking that Brazil needed a "kick up the backside" to be ready for the SWC.

Brazil stadiums 'still' behind

2012-01-20 07:53

FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke has again blasted Brazil for being behind schedule in its stadium preparations for the SWC.

FIFA feels unwelcome in Eng

2011-12-05 18:13

FIFA's general secretary Jerome Valcke has said that his organisation does not always feel welcome in England.


FIFA fails ethical litmus test

2014-11-15 12:27

FIFA is shaken by a fratricidal war over its own corruption probe into the way the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

Artificial pitches for SWC?

2014-10-30 05:10

The SWC could be played on artificial pitches after FIFA defended its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament on grass.

The top 8 SWC stories

2014-07-02 14:07

While all the soccer stars leave everything on the field Sport24 is tracking all off field activities from FIFA to the Favelas.

FIFA keeps mum on Qatar

2014-06-03 07:45

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke refused to comment on fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the 2022 SWlC to Qatar.

FIFA's 'been through hell'

2014-05-07 19:00

FIFA has "been through hell" over this summer's World Cup in Brazil, according to general secretary Jerome Valcke.

Valcke: We are not ready

2014-04-03 07:39

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has again raised concerns over Brazil's SWC preparations, saying "we are not ready".

FIFA fears over SWC stadiums

2014-03-21 10:15

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke will visit Rio de Janeiro next week, with less than 100 days to go until the Soccer World Cup.

FIFA criticises SWC city

2014-02-17 09:17

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Sunday criticised the decision of a Brazilian host city to cancel its Fan Fest.

FIFA shifts 2022 SWC to winter

2014-01-08 13:24

The 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar will not be held in June-July and would best be held in winter, FIFA has confirmed.

Brazil to probe FIFA racism

2013-12-03 09:04

FIFA faced yet another embarrassment when a Sao Paulo prosecutor opened a probe into possible racism by the organisation.

Valcke keeps heat on Brazil

2013-10-08 07:45

FIFA's Jerome Valcke has kept the heat on Brazil, saying his visits to SWC venues were a means of keeping up the "pressure".

Brazil faces tearful scenario

2013-07-01 22:15

FIFA says SWC matches in Brazil next year will be stopped if tear gas from protests outside stadiums affects players.

Valcke wants Blatter stay

2013-06-18 21:02

Jerome Valcke wants Sepp Blatter to stand again for FIFA presidency and reverse his pledge to stand aside in 2015.

Sao Paulo not under threat

2013-05-15 20:20

Valcke says Sao Paulo in no danger being kicked out, but demands December deadline on stadium

FIFA warns SA govt again

2013-04-18 16:13

FIFA has sent a letter to the SA sports ministry and football association warning against government interference in the sport.

Brazil club co-owner surrenders to police

2013-01-29 08:25

Police in Brazil have arrested a fourth suspect after a nightclub fire killed 231, left dozens more clinging to life, and forced officials to defend readiness for the Olympics and World Cup.

FIFA voice 2014 concerns

2012-11-30 18:45

FIFA chief Jerome Valcke has said he had some "concerns" on the progress of preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Manaus.

Valcke: Brazil must be ready

2012-11-02 18:27

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke has warned Brazil to be ready for the Confederations Cup after concerns over slow progress.

Valcke hospitalised in Brazil

2012-10-18 17:11

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been hospitalised in Brazil due to an infection which caused him to miss a board meeting.

Valcke: Building on schedule

2012-08-31 09:41

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke says he is satisfied with stadium construction in Brazil ahead of the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

FIFA's Valcke SA citizen

2012-06-29 09:04

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has become a South African citizen, according to a report on The Times.

FIFA's Valcke to visit Brazil

2012-04-03 14:20

FIFA's Jerome Valcke, who caused uproar with his outspoken criticism of Brazil's 2014 SWC preparations, is to visit the country.

Brazil to cut ties with Valcke

2012-03-03 15:52

Brazil's sports minister has criticised "unacceptable" comments by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke.

FIFA: Brazil must have beer

2012-01-19 09:16

Beer will be sold at the 12 venues of the 2014 Soccer World Cup finals, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has said.

FIFA plans cheap SWC tickets

2011-10-25 20:17

FIFA plans to make tickets cheaper for fans from the host nation at the 2014 Soccer World Cup finals in Brazil.

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