Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Big news came through from Brazil on Monday: Ricardo Teixeira stepped down from his dual post as head of the Brazilian football federation and the 2014 World Cup organizing committee.
Teixeira was no stranger to controversy during 23 years in charge of Brazilian football and Romario, for one, was delighted about the announcement.
The former Brazil striker posted on his Facebook page: ”Today we can celebrate. We exterminated a cancer from Brazilian football. Finally, Ricardo Teixeira resigned.”
Replacing Teixeira is former Sao Paulo Governor Jose Maria Marin who at 79 should inject some much needed youth into the upper echelons of Brazilian football.
Rather superbly, Marin was involved in his own controversy earlier this year when he was spotted stealing a winner’s medal at an Under-18 tournament in Sao Paulo. Incredibly, Martin denied stealing a medal and the winning goalkeeper was reportedly denied his momento.
Via Dirty Tackle.