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FIFA's flexible Valcke in samba swerve

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FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, whose criticism last spring of Brazil's World Cup preparations upset the hosts, said Friday the game's ruling body and the South Americans had agreed on the need for flexibility. 

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, whose criticism last spring of Brazil's World Cup preparations upset the hosts, said the game's ruling body and the South Americans had agreed on the need for flexibility.

Neatly swerving around the criticism which rained down after he suggested the Brazilians needed a "kick up the backside," Valcke told reporters that after his trenchant words "we became a FIFA-samba - we became more flexible."

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