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The World Cup Countdown: Fans issued warning
by Paul Kennedy, May 11th, 2014 9:33PM

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[BRAZIL 2014] You know FIFA is worried about how the 2014 World Cup go off when its CEO issues a warning to fans. VIPs will able to get around in private jets -- Cristiano Ronaldo's entourage will have four -- but secretary general Jerome Valcke warns that fans can't just show up without plans for where to stay or how to get around.

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"The biggest challenge will be for them," Valcke said. "It will not be for the media, it will not be for the teams, it will not be for the officials, it will be for the fans. I know it's difficult to speak without creating problems … but my message to the fans would be just make sure you are organized when you go to Brazil. You cannot sleep on the beach, firstly because it's winter. Make sure you organize your accommodation. You cannot just arrive with a backpack and start walking, there are no trains, you cannot drive [from one venue to another]. Don't just turn up thinking it is in Germany, that it's easy to move around the country. In Germany, you could sleep in your car; you can't do that [in Brazil]."

World Cup 2014 Squads:
Group A: Brazil (23) | Mexico (23)
Group E: Honduras (23)
Group F: Bosnia-Herzegovina (24) | Iran (28) | Nigeria (30)
Group G: Germany (30)
Group H: South Korea (23)


3 comments
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: May 11, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.
    can't wait to see the warnings for Russia and Qatar...

  1. Wayne Root
    commented on: May 12, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.
    Great place to hold a World Cup.

  1. Mark Hardt
    commented on: May 12, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.
    Fifa picked the place now live with it. They passed over the usa where it is easy to get around and find safe affordable accommodations so now expect people wandering in the desert.


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