The Brazilian football confederation has started construction of its new headquarters and a training center for the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter participated in the ground breaking ceremony at the Barra district in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian officials and national team coach Dunga.
Brazil will move to the new training center from its current location in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
A football museum also will be located at the new headquarters, which is expected to be completed in 2012.
Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium is expected to host the World Cup final, and city officials also want to bring in the main media center and FIFA's headquarters.