Brazil To Sue Over World Cup Historic Match

Brazil used the match as a warm up during the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Ralph Maganga the ZIFA lawyer said the association had appointed top Swiss lawyers W’Law, Weber and Wicki to represent them in the case to be heard in Zurich, Switzerland.In their claim, Kentaro did not say how much they want from the gate takings for the match between the Selecao and Zimbabwe. The match netted US$760 000 which went towards offsetting a loan borrowed from a local bank.

The loan was granted to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) to pay for the Samba Boys’ appearance fee of US$750 000 for the historic match.
Kentaro the management company of the Brazil World Tour went into agreement with ZIFA because it is the governing body of football in the country under the jurisdiction of FIFA. However, ZTA were the organisers of the match.

According to the final match staging agreement, the parties agreed that the Brazil would get an appearance fee of US$750 000 to be paid in two instalments. The first instalment of US$375 000 was made on May 25 2010, two days after the signing of the agreement, while the last instalment of US$375 000 was paid a day prior to the big match on June 2.

“ Kentaro will retain ticket revenue generated from the match and Kentaro must approve all ticket prices and there must be A community programme for a minimum 1 000 fans to attend the match at no cost, ” said the agreement.