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FIFA Rejects Problems over Organization of 2010 World Cup
    2008-11-22 08:30:56     Xinhua

Related: Organizers Poised to Financial Crisis Impact on 2010 World Cup

FIFA president Joseph Blatter affirmed on Friday in Santiago that the global economic recession will not affect the organization of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

"The preparation of the World Cup 2010 is on good path. There isn't any problem neither on the construction of the stadiums nor at the logistic matters," Blatter told journalists in Santiago, where he attended the U20 women's World Cup.

"Currently some countries face an economic recession, but this will not stop the organization of the World Cup. We will have less money, but we will continue with the organization," he added.

According to some media reports, South Africa has suffered a series of delays on the delivery of the facilities demanded to organize the tournament, because of a lack of sports infrastructure, and communication and security systems.

"It talked a lot about the security, but if you tell me a single country where the security is fully guaranteed, we go immediately to play the World Cup there," Blatter said.

"We will make together with South African government a security plan at a superior level. We want that after the World Cup this security continues, which will be one of the targets the World Cup brings to that country."



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