RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro mentioned on Friday that the United Arab Emirates needs to purchase two soccer groups in Brazil.
Bolsonaro, who has simply returned from a visit to the UAE, didn’t give any particulars about which groups, however mentioned he recommended Rio de Janeiro’s Botafogo. His sons assist the membership.
“The Emirates have 12 soccer groups exterior their nation, they usually need two groups right here in Brazil,” he mentioned on a weekly video deal with on social media.
Probably the most well-known membership owned by the UAE, through its Mubadala Funding Firm sovereign wealth fund, is Britain’s Manchester Metropolis, managed by Pep Guardiola. The president’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro, mentioned Manchester Metropolis’s Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak was current at conferences with the Brazilian delegation.
This yr, Bolsonaro signed off on a regulation that enables Brazilian soccer golf equipment to function as corporations, which might enable them to enter into sale negotiations with international bidders.
(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Enhancing by Sandra Maler)