From Jorge Ribeiro, AIPS Bureau
SALVADOR, April 1, 2012- Worried with the problems involving the
construction of the Football World Championship in Brazil, Brazilian
journalists refuse to be out of the event with their opinions.
today, the organisation for the FIFA Cup in 2014 has never asked the
participation of the Sport Journalists Association, as usually happens on
the building of this universal event.
the last four
days, the 27 delegations of ABRACE (Sports Journalists Association of
Brazil) have conducted their annual congress in Salvador da
Among other matters, they have discussed
the dangerous delay in work on the stadia, referred to by the President of
FIFA, Josep Blatter. The evidence is so real that Jerôme Valcke, FIFA
General said that "Brazil needs a kick up the backside".
The Executive Committee of ABRACE has asked the organisation
(COL), to include journalists on the teams to visit the stadia.
Congress of ABRACE was attended by Jorge Ribeiro, representing the
the Bureau of AIPS, and Gabriel Cazenave, president of AIPS America. Cazenave
explained the new dynamic of this Continental Section of AIPS,
highlighting the importance to have Brazil again on his Executive
Committee, and the opportunity for this during the next Congress which
will take place precisely in Brazil (Manaus, next September 4).
Ribeiro underlined the importance of the AIPS Card in securing accreditation for the big sport events,
the next electoral Congress of AIPS (Sochi, within one year), and asked
members not to forget the Games of Rio (2016) which seems to have been obscured by the avalanche of football news.
Inside the session the journalists experienced a
talking with a legend of the world football: Paulo Roberto Falcão,
today 58, who became one of the best stars ever, playing in
Brazil and in Italy (where he won the Scudetto for the Giallorossi in Roma).
Today, Falcao is the coach of the Bahia team.
Journalists elected the city of Goiânia, in the State of Goiás, for the 39th Congress of ABRACE to be held in March 2013.