Brazilian President invites Narendra Modi to watch 2014 FIFA World Cup final

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014, 16:46 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to watch the finals of the ongoing football World Cup at the Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, as per reports.

According to a report published in an english daily, Modi, who was sworn in as India`s prime minister on May 26, has been invited by the Brazilian president to attend the World Cup finals along with the other leaders.

It was only last week that Modi had released commemorative postage stamps on the World Cup and wished the event becomes a "bridge for connecting nations".

If he decides to attend the final, Modi will join the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African Jacob Zuma who will all gather in Brazil for the 2014 BRICS summit to be held between July 15 and 17 in Fortaleza.

However, there is no confirmation yet as to whether or not Modi has accepted the invitation.