Washington, DC - President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federative Republic of Brazil to attend the Opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo on June 12.

The Honorable Daniel H. Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

  • The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, United States Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Department of State
  • Ms. Michelle Akers, Retired member of the United States Women’s National Soccer Team
  • Ms. Gabrielle Reece, Former Beach Volleyball World Champion