Saturday, March 10, 2012

A "Cooling Off" Period?

FIFA delays 2014 inspection trip to Brazil

ZURICH — FIFA has postponed a 2014 World Cup inspection trip to Brazil next week by its top administrator, who sparked anger there by criticizing delays in preparations.

The governing body says FIFA President Sepp Blatter will first visit Brazil and meet with President Dilma Rousseff. Blatter wrote to Rousseff on Friday, and has requested a meeting in Brazil next week.

FIFA says secretary general Jerome Valcke will resume his scheduled tour of 2014 host cities after the presidents meet. Valcke planned to join former Brazil playing greats Ronaldo and Bebeto in Recife, Brasilia and Cuiaba on the second of six tours this year. ...

See the whole article here, from CBS News.

Kicking Back Comments: I wonder if Sepp put Mr. Valcke in a "time out?"

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