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Brazil, Britain to exchange experience in football
Updated: 2009-03-27 16:54

BRASILIA -- Brazil and Britain agreed on Thursday to exchange information on football, including links between both national associations in the training of soccer players and referees.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shakes hands with a child during his visit at Pacaembu soccer stadium in Sao Paulo March 26, 2009. [Xinhua]

The agreement was announced by British Premier Minister Gordon Brown after his meeting in Brasilia with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

According to Brown, one of the main points of the agreement is the exchange of experience in organizing major events of both countries, such as London Olympics in 2012 and Brazil World Cup in 2014.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (L) receives a shirt of the Brazilian national soccer team with his name from Brazilian former soccer player Socrates at the Pacaembu soccer stadium in Sao Paulo March 26, 2009. [Xinhua]

In addition, the Football Association of England and the Brazilian Confederation of Football will maintain dialogue to exchange experience in the field of training of players and referees.

"Representatives of the sport of our two countries will work closely in the near future and in particular to support to support the football, " Brown said.