With less than 50 days to the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World in Brazil, Sepp Blatter who is the president of the world football governing body, FIFA has said that there is no need to worry when it comes to the safety measures accompanying the upcoming summer tournament.
Rio de Janeiro which is one of the 12 hosting city was clouded by riots during the 50 days countdown especially in the Copacabana area where they riots were as a result of a 26 years old man who got shot.
England one of the 32 national teams that will be participating in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be based at this city hence thousands of football fans and supporter will be attracted into the Rio de Janeiro city.
The fans will come from all parts of the world. Tim Vickery who is a journalist based in Brazil said that those fans who will be travelling to this city should take more care especially during the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup as it will be played in the stadium based in this city.
However, the FIFA President said that he is much confident in Brazil authorities as far coping up with security demands is concerned. He also expected the smooth running of the tournament just as it was in South Africa four years ago.
He added that the security matters lie on the hands of the hosting government and state, in this case Brazilian government is responsible.
He further said that four years ago same time, people said that they won’t go to South Africa because there is no security but the World Cup ended successfully with millions of people attending.
With 10 years’ experience in heading FIFA, Blatter said that he has never seen a World Cup tournament that has everything 100% complete before the kickoff.
He also said that more than 300 million participants who are active and more than 1 billion football fans are expected to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Blatter finally said that the 2014 Football World Cup will be great and people should be as optimistic as they are too.