WORLD CUP: VALCKE “WE LIVED THROUGH HELL WITH BRAZIL”
According to articles published in the Brazilian Press, FIFA’s secretary general, Jêrome Vaclke told the international press during an event in Lausanne, Switzerland, that he lived through hell in the period pre-World Cup in Brazil . Also according to the article, Valcke changed tunes when interviewed by Brazilians.
To foreign media: “We lived in hell, especially because in Brazil there are three political levels. There were changes, election, and would not discuss things with the same people,” said the official, noting that, in 2011, Lula was replaced by Dilma Rousseff as President.
To Brazilians : “”There were not three years of hell. They were three difficult years, but both for Brazil and for us,” he said. “People thought it would be easy to organize a World Cup, but it is a real job.’s A real responsibility,” he added.