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April 12, 2011
FIFA opens accreditation for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Preliminary Draw

Brazilian Football Federation president Ricardo Terra Teixeira, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter pose during the launch of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Official emblem in 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Getty Images)

From FIFA Media ZURICH, April 12, 2011 - The accreditation process for media representatives who intend to cover the Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has opened via the FIFA Media Channel (

The deadline for accreditation applications is Friday, 13 May 2011.

Thereafter, the applicant’s information will be subject to a review process by FIFA and the Local Organising Committee. Applicants will be notified by e-mail as of mid-May 2011 if their accreditation requests were successful.

The Preliminary Draw will take place at the Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro on 30 July 2011.

For further information on the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, please visit the competition’s official webpage on

Provisional programme (subject to change):

26 July 2011 Media accreditation desk and media centre open

29 July 2011 Press conference following the meeting of the Organising

Committee for the FIFA World Cup

30 July 2011 Preliminary Draw

Further media-related information (i.e. other activities throughout the draw week, media accommodation and media facilities) will be published on

the FIFA Media Channel in due course.

* Please note: Approval to access the FIFA Media Channel does not mean you have been granted accreditation. The media accreditation process for any FIFA competition requires the completion of an accreditation form via the FIFA Media Channel that is specific to the event.

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