Women should not expect to be paid the same as men for many World Cups to come, said FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke on Friday, adding that any comparisons between the two tournaments was not worth debating.
FIFA prepared on Friday to stand their ground in a turf war with top women soccer players, dismissing as "nonsense" any suggestion that staging next year`s World Cup on artificial grass was discrimination.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has dismissed allegations of gender discrimination over the decision to play the women`s World Cup on artificial turf, saying the surface could also be used for the men`s tournament in the future.
FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke on Wednesday said the presence of big names in the Indian Super League (ISL) will help the cricket-obsessed nation develop a football culture and could brighten the national team's chances of qualifying for the World Cup.
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke Wednesday said the presence of big stars in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) will lure youngsters into taking up football, helping the growth of the sport in India.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday met a high-level FIFA delegation, led by Secretary General Jerome Valcke, and promised support for the organisation of the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017.
FIFA defended the harsh punishment it handed down to Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting an opponent during the World Cup, despite complaints on Friday from his coach, politicians and even the man he bit that the record penalty was excessive.
A 90-day provisional ban by FIFA on World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been lifted after only 15 days with world soccer`s governing body saying on Friday the German was now welcome at the tournament.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who has been kicked out of the World Cup for biting an opponent, needs treatment to overcome his disciplinary problems, FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said on Friday.