New Brazil soccer chief ‘will enhance World Cup’
The new president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Jose Maria Marin has promised to stage the greatest ever World Cup in a country that has won the tournament a record-setting five times.
Marian took over form previous boss Ricardo Teixeira, who had to step down because of health reason, though many football figures have claimed that the replacement ahs come at the perfect time.
The forward-thinking Marin is expected to kick-start the preparations for the tournament, which will kick off in a little over two years' time.
Commenting on the appointment, Sao Paulo club president Juvenal Juvencio told the Associated Press: "He has an important past in football. I'm fully confident that he will bring in a new phase in Brazilian football."
Currently, Marin's term is set to end after the World Cup comes to a close, and the new president has vowed he will be "open to dialogue" with the federal government in the build-up to the tournament to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible.
Along with the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil's staging of the 2014 Football World Cup will see a period of economic expansion that will affect all aspects of its infrastructure, Gulf News recently noted.
Posted by Helen Nash