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SBD Global/June 26, 2012/International Football
2014 World Cup Will Stimulate The Brazilian Economy
Published June 26, 2012
VOLUNTEERS APLENTY: CORREIO BRAZILIENSE's Lorrane Melo reported that FIFA's volunteer program will select close to 26,000 people to work the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The sectors that FIFA will be looking for volunteers in will be: "transport, media, security, protocol, tourism, medical department and language services" (CORREIO BRAZILIENSE, 6/24).
CHANGE OF PLANS: PORTAL2014.org.br reported that the Brazil Football Federation (CBF) has been forced to change its plans regarding the construction of the new headquarters and training center. The site purchased for R$26M ($12.5M) in Rio de Janeiro's Barra da Tijuca neighborhood is not in "condition for construction." A study revealed the "soil of the terrain is too swampy." CBF President Jose Maria Marin "is already looking for another locale." The new CBF headquarters "should be inaugurated in 24 months." As well as "harboring the installations" of the Federation, the new site will have three football fields, a high-end training center, a modern physical therapy center and press rooms, in addition to a hotel and a football museum (PORTAL2014.org.br, 6/22).