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Brazil president: Seleção must honour footballing tradition at Confederations Cup

Brazil president Dilma Rousseff has called upon the country's football team to uphold the country's footballing traditions at the upcoming Confederations Cup.

Dilma, who was present at the draw for the event on Saturday morning, believes that it is the country's responsibility to both compete for the title and to impress with their style of play.

"We are all aware that we have a dual responsibility in this tournament," the president told reporters. "The first is to present a type of football that honours our tradition."

Ms Rousseff then went on to assure reporters that Brazil would hold the "most happy and organised World Cup of all time".

"We are a democratic country with a strong economy, who chased and won the inclusion of millions of Brazilians. There is no prejudice here or culture of exclusion."

The Confederations Cup will take place from 15-30 June this summer, in what will be Brazil's final competitive action ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

 
 

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