World Sends Humanitarian Aid to Soccer-Ravaged Brazil
SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL (The Global Edition) – Global football relief efforts are gaining momentum as countries and soccer organizations donate balls, players and goalkeepers to Brazilian areas ravaged by German national football team.
Nations around the world have pledged offensive, middle, and especially defensive players to help the South American country recover from German attacks that hit most areas of Julio Cesar’s goal.
Devastated Brazilians will receive emergency aid in tactics, motivation, but also infrastructural support such as goalies and midfielders, the Foreign Ministry announced late Wednesday.
Spain also has sent a plane carrying soccer kits and other aid material. Those aboard include representatives of the Spanish national soccer team, the Spanish Soccer Red Cross and the organization Coaches Without Borders.
Many other nations are also reportedly planning to participate in the relief effort.
In addition to its contribution in paper tissues, Australia has sent four aircraft to Brasil, loaded with soccer supplies, player purification equipment and health teams specialized in Neymar recovery.
A further 60 tons of humanitarian aid and specific items such as Joga Bonito generators, as requested by the Brazilians, are also to be sent via a commercially chartered aircraft.
Pentagon officials said Tuesday the United States is also making plans to send youth, amateur, professional players and, if needed, hundreds of fans to assist in humanitarian relief.
Brasilian President Dilma Rousseff thanked everyone for quick reaction.
– What we are facing here is, as you could see, a complete disaster. We need all the help we can get in all positions, but at the moment what we need most urgently are offensive players and also midfielders, she said. Rousseff added that she is additionally worried about the situation with the fans, because, according to the information, since the quarterfinals game they are also broken and unusable.