FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke said soccer’s governing body will question 2018 World Cup host Russia about racist incidents at matches after Manchester City’s Yaya Toure said he was abused by CSKA Moscow fans.
Jerome Valcke, the top official responsible for soccer’s World Cup next year, says he’s confident Brazil’s security can protect the tournament amid increasing concerns over violent protests in the country.
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke today confirmed he sent an e-mail to another official with soccer’s governing body in which he said Qatar “bought” its surprise selection for the 2022 soccer World Cup.
Soccer’s governing body is among protesters’ targets as Brazilians stage the country’s biggest street demonstrations in two decades. Being the focus of fury goes hand in hand with running the world’s most-popular sport, according to its top administrator.