FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, who last spring caused a stir by saying Brazil needed a "kick up the backside" to ensure the 2014 World Cup goes off on schedule, offered praise Wednesday as he visited the new stadium in Sao Paulo.
Former Brazilian football player and member of the 2014 World Cup local organizing committee Ronaldo (C) and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (R) ride a train to the construction site of the Itaquerao football stadium which will host the opening matches of the FIFA WC2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valcke offered praise as he visited the new stadium in Sao Paulo.
Valcke led a delegation as well as 2014 ambassadors and former Brazil stars Ronaldo and Bebeto to the stadium on the eastern side of the Sao Paulo megalopolis and pronounced himself impressed.
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