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FIFA assures fans 2014 World Cup will be a success

March 29, 2012

After Brazilian football federation president Ricardo Teixeira stepped down from his positions in the organization and the FIFA executive committee, the football community has been worried about his replacement and the impact of his resignation on the World Cup. However, FIFA recently welcomed Jose Maria Marin and Marco Polo de Nero to the 2014 World Cup Local Organizing Committee and the FIFA executive committee, respectively.

"After the reconfirmation received from President Dilma Rousseff and the Brazilian government on the fulfillment of all guarantees, we are confident that despite the many tasks still to be completed by all of us, Brazil will stage an exceptional FIFA World Cup in 2014," said FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter. "We received today a very in-depth update on the status of preparations in all aspects, including the important sustainability strategy plan. This is vital as we have a responsibility that goes beyond the provision of the facilities for the event."

Those who want to discuss the recent controversy behind Teixeira's resignation or the World Cup preparations can make calls to Brazil to talk to their friends.

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