Psresident Jacob Zuma with Spain's keeper Iker Casillas look at the World Cup trophy last year. Zuma has been invited to watch the Cup final in Rio by his Brazilian counterpart. Photo: Alexander Joe

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday and will watch the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, the presidency said.

He was invited by Brazil’s President Dilma Rouseff, his spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

Zuma was in Brazil primarily to attend the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza on Tuesday and a retreat with Latin American states in Brasilia on Wednesday.

“We congratulate the government and the people of Brazil for the successful tournament and look forward to an exciting game,” Zuma said in the statement. – Sapa