Terrorist threat made on U.S.-England game
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A FIFA executive says a terrorist threat has been made on the World Cup.
Secretary general Jerome Valcke commented Friday on an online magazine article that said "how beautiful'' it would be if a bomb exploded at the U.S.-England game June 12 in the South African city of Rustenburg.
Valcke says World Cup organizers are working at the "highest level of security.''
The comments appeared to come from a contributor to a militant online magazine called "Yearners for Paradise,'' not the usual sites used by al-Qaida and other groups to make threats. In the article, the author says he is not a spokesman for al-Qaida.