Brazilian Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo has accepted an invitation by FIFA to participate in a meeting on the FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup™ preparations with FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee Brazil (LOC) at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 8 May 2012.

The working session will encompass the latest status of preparations as well as the agenda for the next 24 months.

As well as the Minister of Sports, the ministry’s Executive Secretary Luis Fernandes and its office chief Luiz Paulino will attend. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter will officially open the meeting. From the FIFA side, Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Deputy Secretary General Markus Kattner as well as the respective directors of the departments of Competition, Communication & Public Affairs and Legal will participate in the meeting.

The LOC will be represented by Chairman Jose Maria Marin and two members of the management board, Ronaldo and Bebeto. Also present will be FIFA’s Brazilian Executive Committee member Marco Polo Del Nero.