Former FIFA President Joao Havelange resigned from an honorary post with soccer’s ruling body after a report said he received bribes from the organization’s now-defunct marketing partner.
Protesters are pushing for a name change at the stadium hosting track and field events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after soccer’s governing body said the man for whom the facility is named took bribes.
Soccer governing body FIFA contributed about a quarter of the budget of a newly released movie on its history that avoids corruption issues that tainted the organization in the past four years.
Joao Havelange, ex-president of soccer ruling body FIFA, and his former son-in-law Ricardo Teixeira have been named in bribe-case documents linked to the collapsed ISL marketing agency.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who said in 2011 he’d steer soccer’s ruling body through troubled waters, isn’t anywhere near land.
The naming of two former FIFA officials who accepted millions of dollars in kickbacks may expedite reform, according to the Swiss law professor overseeing the soccer body’s cleanup.
Sepp Blatter said he’ll stand for re- election as president of FIFA if the soccer ruling body’s constituent members ask him to.
The Olympic stadium shuttered indefinitely by Rio de Janeiro’s mayor because of concern its roof is unsafe will be used as a training venue for soccer’s Confederations Cup next month.