FIFA satisfied with Azerbaijan’s preparation for World Championship – 2012

Thu 17 Feb 2011 06:54 GMT | 10:54 Local Time

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The FIFA delegation has arrived in Azerbaijan to familiarize with preparation for world championship -2012 among women.

A news conference with participation of Secretary General of the association Elkhan Mammadov and delegation representatives was held at the AFFA building today.

“The guests from FIDA visited the stadium in Mardakan, Bailovo and the eighth kilometer”, Elkhan Mammadov said. “They familiarized with the process of construction works. The stadium in the territory of the Dalga resort center will open this year and two other arenas in 2012. The world championship will be held on four stadiums. This is also Shafa, along with the aforementioned ones. There are problems with this arena. There is a need to replace the artificial cover. In addition, 17 training courts are requires. 20 of them are already prepared”.

“We are satisfied with what we saw in Azerbaijan”, said specialist of the FIFA department for holding contests Oliver Vogt. “Huge work has been done to prepare for the world championship-2012. I am sure that everything will be at the highest level. All the same I must say that we are dealing not only with inspection of stadiums. We are interested in the issue of television transmission, problems of attracting fans, working with journalists”.

Elmir Aliyev



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