Madrid enters the final countdown to the big kick-off

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In case there was any doubt among visitors to the Casa do Brasil Cultural Centre this Tuesday 4 March that they had arrived in an oasis of green and yellow in the middle of Madrid, they were greeted at the doors by Fuleco showing off his capoeira skills. The official mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ was there to welcome guests to an event celebrating the milestone of 100 days to go until the tournament begins. Inside, a press conference was held to discuss the World Cup, which included Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Sport, Luis Fernandes, Brazilian ambassador to Spain, Paulo de Oliveira Campos, Local Organising Committee (LOC) Communications Director, Saint-Clair Milesi, and former players Edmilson, a World Cup winner with Brazil in 2002, and Demetrio Albertini, who today is the Vice-President of the Italian Football Federation.