FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke happy with “important news” over the development for the Arena Pantanal
FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke is happy with the progress the Arena Pantanal is making.
The stadium is very close to completion and Valcke is pleased to have received positive updates regarding the final stages of its development.
“It’s always a pleasure to come back to Cuiaba because it’s one of the cities that has made the most of the chance to stage the World Cup,” he told FIFA.com.
“We are four months and three weeks away from the event, when thousands of people from around the world will come here. We have received important news on three areas: the fitting of the seats, the pitch and the test events that must be held before the FIFA World Cup.
“We had a good discussion and there was a good level of understanding. We will continue to monitor the Host City’s work so that all deadlines can be met.
“It was in 2007 that Brazil asked to organise the 2014 World Cup. Soon 31 national teams will be coming here along with thousands of fans and 15,000 journalists. We have to work together with the resources we have to hand.”