The Government of the Federal District, the Ministry of Sport, FIFA and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) would like to inform that in respect for the more than 200 people who died in a tragic incident in Santa Maria, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the event marking the 500 days to go to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, previously scheduled for this Monday (28.01), in Brasilia, has been cancelled. The Government of the Federal District, the Ministry of Sport, FIFA and the LOC feel extremely sad for what happened and give their sympathy to the families of the victims.
The unveiling of the FIFA World Cup official poster, which was part of this Monday's event, was rescheduled to Wednesday (30.01), after the LOC board meeting, in Rio de Janeiro. The press conference is scheduled to 12:30pm local time at Royal Tulip Hotel São Conrado. The conference press room will open at 11:30am.
Media representatives interested in attending are kindly requested to send an e-mail with their names and identification numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 January 2013, at 6pm. Journalists interested in broadcasting the media briefing live should inform via the e-mail address above. The deadline is the same, so the necessary arrangements can be made.