Saturday, March 24, 2007

Fifa is happy with plans around 2010

By Odette Ismail
24 March 2007

Fifa, the world’s football governing body says that doubts around security and logistics for 2010 have been dismissed.

Fifa president Sepp Blater is quoted in Weekend paper saying that they trust South Africa. He announced this after meeting with governing body chiefs.

He said that the executive committee is convinced that South Africa will be a good host for the World Cup.

Blatter went on to say that SA took a bold step after last month’s approval of an extra budget in which to tackle security for fans a nd visitors as well as transport.

He however, according to reports was still worried last month at the pace of new stadiums being built.

Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the South African World cup has apparently promised that building will be completely by October 2009.


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