Friday, July 9, 2010


Brazil 2014 World Cup logo has been officially released by FIFA on Thursday night, July 8, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a ceremony presided by FIFA President Blatter in September was attended also by the President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva.

2010 World Cup itself was nearly over, leaving the two remaining parties. Party struggles to reconcile the third place with Germany in Uruguay this Saturday, while the final will be held on Sunday with the candidate to reconcile the new champions the Netherlands and Spain.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the logo, the president of FIFA said the reason why FIFA pointed this country from South America to host the 2014 World Cup later. "Brazil is a soccer country. They've won the cup five times, but they last hosted in 1950. Football is like a religion in Brazil. Now it's time again to CONMEBOL, and now it is time to return to South America," explained Blatter length.

FIFA President added, "Like here, in South Africa, to mingle with the soccer community. As President Lula also said, football is not just kicking the ball alone. It's the culture. This is life. I am delighted the President of Brazil willing to be present at the launch This World Cup logo. "

Brazilian President in his speech also expressed his gratitude for the election of Brazil as World Cup host in 2014. Although he did not know whether he still became President of Brazil's 2011 election time or not later. "I am grateful to September Blatter, who has met the expectations citizens of Brazil. Thank you also to Joao Havelange, who wanted to bring the World Cup back to Brazil," he said.

He added, "I have been told that Ricardo Teixeira on January 1, 2011 will I still want to become President of Brazil, but I also will remain a citizen of Brazil, if not elected again, and I'll help whatever as long as I can."