Brazilian Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara de Oliveira Junior assured that his country will provide all sorts of support for the development of football in Bangladesh, especially in the grassroots level.
He came up with the assurance on Thursday when he called on State Minister for Youth and Sports Dr Biren Sikder at his office at the Secretariat, according to an official release.
He also expressed interest in establishing Bangladesh Football Academy, bringing in renowned Brazilian coaches and discussed other issues.
Sports secretary Md Ashadul Islam, additional secretary ABM Ruhul Azad and joint secretary Md Omar Faruque were also present.
A team of Brazilian journalists, intending to capture the World Cup frenzy in the country, also met with the State Minister.