Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
The World Cup Countdown: Fans issued warning
by Paul Kennedy, May 11th, 2014 9:33PM

TAGS:  world cup 2014


[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.

World Cup 2014: Warmup Schedule

"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)

  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.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Danny Williams scores after 11 seconds    
Danny Williams, who was called into the U.S. squad for the Concacaf Cup, needed only 11 ...
USL: Los Dos knock off Orange County    
Ariel Lassiter scored both goals to lead LA Galaxy II to a 2-0 win over the ...
MLS Weekend: Timbers drop crushing home defeat    
Three days after winning the U.S. Open Cup, Sporting Kansas City traveled to Portland, where it ...
U.S. roster for Concacaf Cup    
Jurgen Klinsmann named his roster for the next Saturday's USA-Mexico game for the Concacaf Cup at ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 3    
Canada remained alive in Olympic men's qualifying with a 3-1 win over Panama, which for the ...
What They're Saying: Cuba U-23 coach Raul Valentin    
"For me, what's important is the players who are here. The players who have gone, they've ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"On a joint decision it was agreed to postpone the UEFA-FIFA challenge 2015, which had been ...
FC Kansas City rains on Seattle's NWSL parade again    
The Seattle Reign FC ran away with the NWSL Shield in 2014 (by 13 points) and ...
Video Pick: A bizarre penalty-kick infraction     
The Asian Champions League brings us this extraordinary penalty-kick call, in which Salmeen Khamis of UAE ...
U.S. Abroad: Horvath helps Molde grab a point off Ajax    
U.S. U-23 keeper Ethan Horvath stayed behind with his Norwegian club, Molde, as his U.S. teammates ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives