The general secretary of FIFA, Jerome Valcke, meets this Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, with the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, Ricardo Teixeira, to evaluate the project of the future stadium for Corinthians, tipped to host the opening of World Cup 2014, and whose value is estimated at R$ 300 million, equivalent to U.S. $ 150 million.
Tomorrow, the FIFA official to go to Sao Paulo to meet with club representatives, the state government of Sao Paulo and the city hall. Valcke was responsible for the veto to the Morumbi stadium, the main sports arena of the state, which belongs to the Sao Paulo’s team, a Corinthians rival.
Corinthians, who gave coach Mano Menezes to the Brazilian Team after its removal of South Africa Cup, is commanded by Andrew Sanchez, who was head of the Brazilian delegation at the last World Cup. And the club still has the Brazilian president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its most famous fan.