Brazil 2014: Al-Azhar Grand Imam to speak at World Cup ceremony
Ahmed El-Tayeb
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb (Photo:Reuters)
Ahram Online
Wednesday 16 Apr 2014

Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb has received an invitation from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to give a speech on peace and violence at the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony, taking place in Brazil in July.

El-Tayeb was handed the invitation on Tuesday by Brazil's ambassador in Cairo, Marco Brando.

The opening ceremony will be held on the first day of the tournament, Thursday 12 June 2014, at the Itaquera Arena or Corinthians stadium, located in the Pacaembu neighborhood of Sao Paulo.

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