Valcke: Brazil 2014 will be a success
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke has revealed his belieft that Brazil will host a successful World Cup in 2014.
While Valcke admits that there is still much to do to prepare the country for next summer, he says the Confederations Cup has made them much more confident.
"The result of the Confederations Cup is a great result. I'm not talking about Brazil winning the Confederation Cup. I'm talking about the organization itself," Valcke told reporters.
"The support from the fans, the fact that the stadiums were packed, that we were able to resolve any problems we have faced.
"It gives you the comfort to say that 'yes, there will be a successful World Cup.'"
Valcke claims that it has proven more difficult to plan the event in Brazil than in other past host nations.
"There is no doubt about the fact that the success will be there," he said. "Now we are not ready.
"We cannot play tomorrow morning the World Cup because we are still having to work on six stadiums and we have to improve in the six host city stadiums."