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Valcke: FIFA not making fast Brazil buck

Updated: 2014-03-15 08:06
By Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro ( China Daily)

The World Cup may continue to attract public protests in Brazil, but FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke insisted on Thursday soccer's governing body does not have its hand in the host nation's pocket.

"FIFA is not using any public money; FIFA is not using any money from Brazil," Valcke said.

Brazil has seen months of protests against the cost of tournament with many citizens believing the estimated $11 billion spend has come at the expense of urgent investment in poor public services.

Valcke: FIFA not making fast Brazil buck

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