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Valcke expecting 'busy days ahead' of World Cup

Valcke arrives in Brazil for World Cup expecting 'busy days ahead' to get country ready

Corinthians's and  Figueirense players listen to the national anthem prior to a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished s...
Corinthians's and Figueirense battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished stadium that will host the W...
Corinthians's and Figueirense battle it our during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished stadium that will host the W...

Brazil WCup Stadium

Corinthians's and Figueirense players listen to the national anthem prior to a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished s...

Brazil WCup Stadium

Corinthians's and Figueirense battle it out during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished stadium that will host the W...

Brazil WCup Stadium

Corinthians's and Figueirense battle it our during a Brazilian soccer league match at the Itaquerao, the still unfinished stadium that will host the W...

SAO PAULO (AP) -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has arrived in Brazil to oversee the final preparations for the World Cup, saying he expects "busy days ahead" to make sure everything is ready in time.

The FIFA official in charge arrived a day after Brazil held the last two test events at its delayed stadiums, including at the Sao Paulo venue that will host the opener in a few weeks.

Valcke said he will visit all 12 host cities again "to see that the finishing touches" are completed in time.

In his latest column on FIFA.com, the secretary general also criticized headlines "screaming that Brazilians don't want the World Cup," saying he is sure that there is widespread support for the tournament in Brazil.