FIFA has 'full trust' Brazil as World Cup host nation

FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke has told the media FIFA has "full trust" in Brazil as the host nation of the World Cup. He added he believed the developers of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match on 12 June would deliver on time.

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FIFA has 'full trust' in Brazil to be ready for World Cup

FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke said he has "full trust" that Brazil will be ready to host the World Cup in 76 days' time.

Valcke told a press conference in Rio that he believed the developers of the Sao Paulo stadium due to host the opening match on 12 June would deliver on time.

Rio's Maracana Stadium will host the World Cup final on 13 July Credit: DPA

He added that the stadium in the city of Curitiba, which was nearly kicked out of the World Cup last month, is also "on course" for the tournament.

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ITV News Brazil Correspondent Nick Ravenscroft has been tweeting from a FIFA press conference at Rio's Maracana Stadium about the country's preparations of the World Cup, which begins in 76 days:

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