Madrid, Mar 4 (Entravision) .- The Brazilian deputy minister of sport, Luis Fernandes, admitted today in Madrid that Brazil needs to “exorcise the ghost” of the Maracanazo in the next World Cup.
Fernandes headed today in the House of Brazil of the capital of Spain the submission of the act ‘to 100 days of the World Cup’, where he expressed his confidence that everything will be to point to the day of the start of the tournament in Sao Paulo on June 12.
The leader said to the media at a press conference that “Brazil has the ghost of the defeat against Uruguay” in the end of the world of 1950, the famous ‘Maracanazo’ .
“We need to exorcise this ghost” with the victory in the tournament. Said Fernandes, who noted that “then they will be able to earn five or six more world, but if you win on this is get rid of this phantom” .
At the same time, assure you that Brazil “aims to surprise and delight” to the whole world thanks to its cultural richness, to its tolerance, to the feast, their traits, which are complemented with the football.
“In Europe, many features have been by the wars, in Brazil, too, did the football, that has constituted its identity,” said Fernandes, who assure you categorically that everything will be ready for the start of the world.
recalled that the World Cup will be a “platform for Brazilians to live better in the future” by any innovation and construction That has meant in the aspect of infrastructure, and considered that the social protests that can succeed, as was the case in the Confederations Cup, will not have a negative impact on the tournament.
“Brazil is a democratic country, which recognizes freedom of expression, and there are protests from the standpoint of the Government is not a problem, it is a right. What happened in the Confederations Cup is that the demonstrations ended with no legitimate groups who committed acts of vandalism,” explained.
The Government, according to conquer it, struggle against these. In fact, he stressed that the Brazilian public opinion condemns the violent actions.
“The Confederations Cup was not affected by these acts. It was a success and in the stadiums the climate was peaceful. It is a transmitted image to the world that was not true,” he said.
Fernandes recalled, in terms of the evolution of the construction of the stadiums, that it is true that found in January that, for example, the Curitiba had no good running and gender concerns to the Organizing Committee (COL) and the FIFA.
therefore, decided to speed up the works and now “is already 93 percent of the stadium completed and why the past day 18 was able to secure that Curitiba remained a headquarters, because he felt sure that it was going to finish the stage with the quality you need in the term”, and in regard to the São Paulo i regret the accident with fatalities that the delayed And that without that mishap would already done.
argued that all the stadiums that are missing to complete will have their relevant evidence, the first with a party before 10,000 spectators, the second with another before 30,000 and the third to fully subscribed.
“In the matter of the delays in the works there is to see it with perspective. All the necessary infrastructures have to be ready for the World,” said Fernandes, who stated that they will be great and i appreciate the work done to bring together all the administrations concerned.
Fernandes explained further that the Brazilian Government chose to have twelve headquarters rather than eight, because I believe that the world “is a unique and historic opportunity to promote the development throughout the country” .
The Brazilian ambassador in Madrid, Paulo C. de Oliveira Campos, said that Brazil is “very important” this day in the absence of a hundred for the world and explained that “Spain is a country very passionate about football” where there is “a great illusion” by re validating the world title, although personally, I hope that your country get the sixth corona.
The ambassador explained that in the House of Brazil in Madrid will live, as other tournaments, intensely the world and can be seen on a giant screen all the parties in the assembly of Luiz Felipe Scolari and other Latin American selections, as well as announced that beginning today will illuminate the building with the yellow and green colors.
The event was attended by, as well Same, the Brazilian Barça Edmilson, world champion in Japan and Korea 2002, and Demetrio Albertini, Barça Athletic and vice-president of the Italian Football Federation.