Valcke to visit host cities next week
FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke will visit host cities Porto Alegre and Cuiabá next week.
The 53 year-old will handover tickets to representatives of the construction workers, amongst other duties, reports FIFA.com.
Those involved in building or renovating the 12 stadiums Brazil will use to host the World Cup will receive tickets to a match at the venue they worked on.
Flanked by Bebeto and Ronaldo, who are members of the Local Organising Committee Board of Administration, plus Brazil’s Minister of Sport Aldo Rebelo, Valcke will meet the deputy governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Beto Grill and the deputy mayor, Sebastião Melo, in Porto Alegre.
He will then head to Cuiabá. There he will liaise with the governor of Mato Grosso, Silval Barbosa, and the mayor of the city, Mauro Mendes.
Valcke will inspect the work at both host city’s stadiums - the Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá and Porto Alegre’s Estádio Beira-Rio. He will also look at the viaduct Sefaz, in Cuiabá, which is a key part of the VLT (light rail vehicle) infrastructure.