Jérôme Valcke http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26778/all en REFILE-Soccer-South Africa hand out first allocation of World Cup money http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-south-africa-hand-out-first-allocation-world-cup-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(corrects typo in second paragraph)</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 18 (Reuters) - South Africa disbursed the first 56 million rand ($6.29 million)of its 2010 World Cup legacy fund on Friday to a variety of projects involving teenage soccer players, coaches and administrators.</p> <p>A total of 450-million rand was handed to South Africa by world soccer governing body FIFA in late 2010 as profit from hosting the finals. The money was placed in a trust and development projects seeking funding were invited to submit applications.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-south-africa-hand-out-first-allocation-world-cup-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:30:24 +0000 5736332 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Qatar World Cup could be played in winter - FIFA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/football-qatar-world-cup-could-be-played-winter-fifa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke on Saturday confirmed the 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be moved to the winter if research shows holding the tournament in the region's intense summer heat would be dangerous for players.</p> <p>Since being awarded the right to host the event, Qatar's tournament organisers have had to deal with a barrage of questions about the suitability of staging the World Cup in searing June and July temperatures, which can reach up to 50C.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/football-qatar-world-cup-could-be-played-winter-fifa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia FIFA Jérôme Valcke AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 20:30:34 +0000 5771826 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA threatens DRC over 'political meddling' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/football-fifa-threatens-drc-over-political-meddling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football's world governing body has threatened to suspend the Democratic Republic of Congo from competition because of an alleged contravention of its rules on political interference.</p> <p>FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke wrote to the country's sports minister Baudouin Banza Mukalay calling on him to "reconsider a circular" dating from last year, which he said called into question the football federation's independence.</p> <p>The November 28 circular to all football club presidents called on them only to use stadia owned by the state.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/football-fifa-threatens-drc-over-political-meddling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jérôme Valcke Technology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:56:42 +0000 5776157 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Tanzania warned over political interference in federation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-tanzania-warned-over-political-interference-federation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERNE, March 12 (Reuters) - Tanzania has been warned by soccer's governing body FIFA over alleged government interference in the country's football federation.</p> <p>"We can confirm that FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has sent a letter to the president of the Tanzanian Football Federation, Leodegar Tenga, concerning alleged governmental interference in the internal affairs of the TFF," said FIFA in a statement sent to Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/soccer-tanzania-warned-over-political-interference-federation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:15:36 +0000 5781291 at http://www.globalpost.com Less democracy makes for an easier World Cup - Valcke http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/less-democracy-makes-easier-world-cup-valcke <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ZURICH (Reuters) - Too much democracy can be a hindrance when organising a World Cup, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Valcke said one of the reasons FIFA had encountered difficulties in organising the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was due to the various levels of government in the South American nation.</p> <p>He expected fewer problems for Russia 2018 with President Vladimir Putin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130424/less-democracy-makes-easier-world-cup-valcke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Olympic Committee Jérôme Valcke Social Issues Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:45:34 +0000 5824477 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: No offers to replace Brazil for 2014 - FIFA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/football-no-offers-replace-brazil-2014-fifa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke on Monday insisted that football's governing body had received no offers from any country to stand in for the 2014 World Cup as Brazil races to be ready in time.</p> <p>"I have never received any official offer from countries around the world to stage the World Cup in 2014," Valcke said in Rio.</p> <p>cw/ak</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Sports AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:34:59 +0000 5865869 at http://www.globalpost.com FIFA's Valcke in Brazil next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130815/fifas-valcke-brazil-next-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA said Thursday its secretary general Jerome Valcke will visit Brazil next week to tour host cities for next year's World Cup, including Sao Paulo.</p> <p>It will be Valcke's first visit since the Confederations Cup in June and he will also inspect host stadiums in the northern city of Manaus and in Curitiba in the south, footbal''s world governing body said in a statement.</p> <p>Monday, Valcke is due in Sao Paulo to inspect the Itaquera arena that will host the opening game of the tournament next June 12.</p> <p>The stadium is 82 percent completed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130815/fifas-valcke-brazil-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Manaus AFP Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:03:37 +0000 5910840 at http://www.globalpost.com Sao Paulo will be ready to host World Cup opener http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/sao-paulo-will-be-ready-host-world-cup-opener <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said Monday he had no doubt that Sao Paulo's Itaquera stadium would be ready in time to host the opener of the 2014 World Cup.</p> <p>The arena is 86 percent complete ahead of next June's kick-off for Brazil 2014.</p> <p>"If FIFA doubted that the opening would be in Itaquera, that doubt was resolved today," Valcke told a news conference.</p> <p>"Within 10 months we will have the opening here of the World Cup," he said. "The stadium will be delivered in time for the opening." </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130820/sao-paulo-will-be-ready-host-world-cup-opener" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Sports AFP Tue, 20 Aug 2013 04:16:28 +0000 5913350 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Work still needed to get Curitiba World Cup stadium ready http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/football-work-still-needed-get-curitiba-world-cup-stadium-ready <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>There is still a lot of work to do to get the Curitiba stadium, one of 12 host arenas for next year's World Cup, ready by the late December deadline, FIFA said here Thursday.</p> <p>After inspecting stadiums in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Manaus this week, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and local organizers of next year's World Cup met in Rio de Janeiro to take stock.</p> <p>"Curitiba definitely has a lot of work to do.... There is a limit of time, a few months, a few weeks before the end of December," Valcke told a press conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/football-work-still-needed-get-curitiba-world-cup-stadium-ready" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Curitiba Jérôme Valcke Manaus AFP Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:17:23 +0000 5915632 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Valcke keeps heat on Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/football-valcke-keeps-heat-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke kept the heat on Brazil on Monday, saying his visits to World Cup venues were a means of keeping up the "pressure" for the country to be ready for next June.</p> <p>Valcke has made numerous visits to Brazil to check on progress at the 12 venues -- last year he caused consternation in the host nation by suggesting it needed a "kick up the backside" to ensure it was 100 percent ready.</p> <p>He also warned that there was "no plan B" and that venues which were not ready by December would be discarded.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131007/football-valcke-keeps-heat-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Estádio Beira-Rio Jérôme Valcke Jerome Valcke Porto Alegre AFP Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:03:29 +0000 5954495 at http://www.globalpost.com FIFA confident Brazil can ensure World Cup security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/fifa-confident-brazil-can-ensure-world-cup-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football's world governing body FIFA is confident Brazil can ensure security during next year's World Cup, its secretary general said Thursday.</p> <p>"There is no additional demand on the part of FIFA" in terms of security, Jerome Valcke told a Rio press conference.</p> <p>In the wake of massive street protests in June as Brazil hosted the Confederations Cup, Valcke said authorities "reacted well and gave us all, teams, trade partners, confidence in their capacity to control these situations".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/fifa-confident-brazil-can-ensure-world-cup-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business FIFA Jérôme Valcke Labor Law Mato Grosso AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:31:37 +0000 5957732 at http://www.globalpost.com FIFA warn World Cup could be targeted by protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131112/fifa-warn-possibility-more-world-cup-demonstrations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The World Cup could be targeted again next year for demonstrations in Brazil against graft and poor public services but FIFA should not be held responsible or made a scapegoat, general secretary Jerome Valcke warned on Tuesday.</p> <p>The presence of massed world media made the World Cup "an easy platform to express concern and organize demonstrations," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131112/fifa-warn-possibility-more-world-cup-demonstrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business FIFA Jérôme Valcke Labor Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:46:57 +0000 5987110 at http://www.globalpost.com Three dead in Brazil World Cup stadium collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131127/three-dead-brazil-world-cup-stadium-collapse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three dead in Brazil World Cup stadium collapse</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Brazil, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed Wednesday after the roof of Brazil's Itaquerao World Cup stadium collapsed.</p> <p>The incident occurred when an overhanging crane crashed into the metal structure in the city of Sao Paulo, Estado de S. Paulo reported.</p> <p>Local officials said the death toll could have been worse if not for the fact most workers were on their lunch break at the time of the incident.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131127/three-dead-brazil-world-cup-stadium-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Xinhua News Agency Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:02:29 +0000 6001970 at http://www.globalpost.com World Cup kickoff times won't change: FIFA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131204/world-cup-kickoff-times-wont-change-fifa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SALVADOR, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- World football's governing body FIFA is set to resist pressure to change kickoff times for next year's World Cup.</p> <p>Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke rejected fears stifling tropical heat in some Brazilian cities would put players' health at risk.</p> <p>"This decision was not taken while seated in the snow of Zurich," Valcke said of the tournament fixture.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131204/world-cup-kickoff-times-wont-change-fifa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jérôme Valcke Xinhua News Agency Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:35:23 +0000 6008461 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer: World Cup money pot increased to $576m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/soccer-world-cup-prize-money-increased-576-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (Reuters) - The 32 teams at next year's World Cup finals will share a total fund of $576 million, including a prize-money pot of $358m with the winners taking home $35m, FIFA said on Thursday.</p> <p>The amount of money made available to the countries taking part has increased 37 per cent from the $420m on offer at the 2010 finals in South Africa. The winners' prize money has gone up $5m.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131205/soccer-world-cup-prize-money-increased-576-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Jérôme Valcke Sports USD Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:46:59 +0000 6010319 at http://www.globalpost.com