When the former boss of Brazilian football was arrested in Zurich in a 2015 graft case that would see him sentenced to prison, his successor in the job didn't lose a minute - he got on the first plane to Rio de Janeiro and didn't look back.
The transfer of US$22 million made by Qatar and allegedly linked to the soccer 2022 World Cup is being investigated by the Brazilian justice ministry and the FBI, according to a report in the French news website Mediapart on Sunday.
The president of Brazil's biggest and most influential state soccer organization will replace Ricardo Teixeira as Brazil's representative on FIFA executive committee, South America's football confederation has announced.
Ricardo Teixeira severed his ties with soccer's international governing body on Monday, a week after he resigned as head of the Brazilian Football Confederation and organiser of the 2014 World Cup.
The head of Brazil’s soccer federation resigned on Monday two years before the South American country hosts the World Cup, putting an end to a 23-year career marked by an unmatched championship record over that period and accusations of corruption off the field. He is replaced by his deputy chief Jose Maria Marin, a former governor of Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian media is full of speculation that the current president of the country’s Football Federation, (CBF) Ricardo Teixeira has started to play his cards with the ultimate goal of becoming FIFA chief in 2015,
Ricardo Teixeira has dominated Brazilian football for so long that, like many of the best players, he is known by just one name. They call him the cartola, literally the top hat, a title given to football bosses that instil respect and fear in equal measure and can carry more than a hint of shadiness.