On Thursday 23 January 2014, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a courtesy visit to see FIFA President Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

The Brazilian President and FIFA President Blatter discussed the importance of the FIFA World Cup™ legacy, the various social campaigns that will be implemented, including anti-discrimination and peace promotion, and the extent to which the event will serve as a catalyst to promote development in a variety of areas, such as women’s football.

“We are prepared to organise the World Cup of World Cups and use the power of football to tackle key matters and leave an important social legacy,” said the Brazilian President in a joint press statement.

“It was both a great honour and a pleasure to welcome the Brazilian President to the Home of FIFA. Brazil is the country of football and thanks to the great support and commitment from President Rousseff and the Brazilian people, they will organise a fantastic World Cup for the whole world that will leave a lasting legacy,” commented FIFA President Blatter.