By Ségolène Poirier, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo minimized on Thursday, March 22nd, the impact of the delays in the organization of the 2014 World Cup. Rebelo was named Sports Minister in November 2011 following the resignation of Orlando Silva under corruption allegations, and assured the press that the "kickoff would be on time."

"The only thing that does not suffer from delays in Brazil [is] football . . .

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