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Suarez given credit for apology by Valcke

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:15

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has given disgraced Uruguayan star Luis Suarez credit for apologising over the biting incident that saw him expelled from the World Cup.

Valcke begins final FIFA World Cup venue tour

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:03

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has started an all-stop tour of Brazil`s 12 World Cup venues as organizers race to ensure stadiums are ready for football`s showpiece event.

FIFA warns of Russia World Cup problems

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 15:12

FIFA expects problems with Russia`s World Cup in 2018 and will call a special meeting in September in a bid to head off troubles, the world body`s secretary general said Friday.

Sao Paulo`s World Cup stadium still concerns FIFA

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 00:47

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Thursday said work on the Sao Paulo stadium which will host the opening match of the World Cup remains a concern.

FIFA dismisses `belief` 2022 Qatar World Cup will be held in winter

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 12:55

FIFA has reportedly dismissed the comments of the football governing body`s secretary general Jerome Valcke that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held in the winter months that year, instead of the June-July tournament originally scheduled.

World Cup prize money set for huge increase

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 18:00

The prize money at next year`s World Cup finals will be increased by at least a third from that on offer in South Africa in 2010, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday.

World Cup kickoff times won`t change: FIFA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 17:00

World football`s governing body, FIFA is set to extend the construction deadline for three of Brazil`s 12 World Cup 2014 venues.

2022 Qatar World Cup set to move to winter, says FIFA secretary general

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:51

The 2022 Football World Cup is set to be switched to November and December in winters, as the Premier League was close to an agreement for it, according to FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.

FIFA confident Brazil can ensure World Cup security

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 09:37

Football`s world governing body FIFA is confident Brazil can ensure security during next year`s World Cup, its secretary general said on Thursday.

Jerome Valcke keeps heat on Brazil for 2014 World Cup venues

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:17

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.

Sao Paulo will be ready to host World Cup opener: FIFA

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:20

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said he had no doubt that Sao Paulo`s Itaquera stadium would be ready in time to host the opener of the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA chief insists `no Plan B` for World Cup amid Brazil protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 00:21

FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke insists there is “no Plan B” and says the 2014 World Cup will go ahead in Brazil despite civil unrest during the Confederations Cup.