Created in 2005 by the Federal Government, the grant is among the world’s top individual sponsorship programs for athletes. In 28 of the 33 modalities in which Brazil will be competing, all sportspeople are covered by the initiative.
Brazil granted the request made by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to host the tournament, after Colombia and Argentina gave up hosting the competition, which should being on June 13 and end on July 10.
Pelé continued the only player to have won the World Cup three times. He was also famous for scoring over a thousand goals over the course of his career.
Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha was selected by US magazine Swimming World as the world’s best open water athlete in 2019. The male counterpart of the award went to German Florian Wellbrock.