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Brazil and FIFA presidents meet to ease tensions

FIFA head Sepp Blatter and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are meeting in Brazil to discuss preparations for the 2014 World Cup

AP, Friday 16 Mar 2012
Sepp Blatter
Brazil's President Rousseff shakes hands with FIFA President Blatter, as Brazil's soccer legend Pele looks on, at the Planalto palace in Brasilia (Photo: Reuters)
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Friday’s meeting comes two weeks after FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke made harsh remarks over Brazil’s slow preparations, starting a row between the host country and world football’s governing body.

Pele is a World Cup ambassador, while Ronaldo is a member of the local organizing committee. 

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