FIFA official meets with Brazil's sports minister

May 1, 2011 - 0:0

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's sports minister says FIFA's secretary general is satisfied with the work being done to prepare Latin America's largest country for hosting the 2014 World Cup.

Sports Minister Orlando Silva met with Jerome Valcke in Brasilia on Friday and told reporters the FIFA official was keen to know whether the airports in the cities that will host games will be renovated and upgraded in time for the event.
Silva said Valcke was given a detailed report on the preparations for the World Cup and of plans to allow private initiatives to take part in the renovation and upgrades of the airports.
Silva said Valcke was ""extremely satisfied with what we presented. He leaves Brazil confident that the path taken to prepare for the World Cup is the correct path.""