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Valcke coming to Brazil to inspect late stadiums; IOC's Bach meeting Rousseff, Rio organizers

Brazilian super model Adriana Lima, right, and Jerome Valcke FIFA General Secretary, participate in the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 gala at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)

Brazilian super model Adriana Lima, right, and Jerome Valcke FIFA General Secretary, participate in the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2013 gala at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)  (The Associated Press)

Jerome Valcke, FIFA's top official in charge of the World Cup, is set to crisscross Brazil again to view stadiums that are behind schedule with the opening less than five months away.

He'll have company.

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, is also in the country next week meeting with President Dilma Rousseff and organizers of the sputtering Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Valcke and Bach have similar concerns: Both mega-events face delays, there is increased public scrutiny over the billions in public money being spent and, in the case of the World Cup, time is short.