Ricardo Teixeira resigned as head of the Brazilian soccer federation two years before the country hosts the World Cup, ending a 23-year tenure marked by an unmatched championship record during that period and accusations of corruption off the field.
Ex-FIFA President Joao Havelange and Ricardo Teixeira, a former executive board member of soccer’s governing body, received millions of dollars from the collapsed ISL marketing agency, court documents revealed.
Brazil’s Sports Minister Orlando Silva said that the head of the country’s soccer federation is likely to remain in his post through the 2014 World Cup even though he’s among FIFA executives accused of corruption.
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