Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FIFA Forced to Put Pressure on South Africa to Get Ready

The country's preparations have at times lagged, according to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who says his organization had to apply some pressure at times to get the country's preparations up to speed.

“From time to time we had to put on some pressure but I never had any doubt. Now it's time for the world of football to accept the tournament will go ahead in South Africa," he said.

“We have come a long way to where we stand now only 100 days from kick off. It has been a long road paved with trust and confidence but with patience as well,” Blatter said, repeating a well-worn theme of several months.

South Africa needed pressure to get World Cup ready - FIFA
March 2, 2010