Teixeira resigns from FIFA's executive committee

Updated: 20 March 2012 10:49 IST

Ricardo Teixeira, the former head of Brazilian soccer, is resigning from FIFA's executive committee

Teixeira resigns from FIFA's executive committee

Sao Paulo:

Ricardo Teixeira, the former head of Brazilian soccer, is resigning from FIFA's executive committee.

Teixeira has resigned from the post he held since 1994 in a letter sent to the South American football confederation on Monday.

The Brazilian said he is leaving the committee because of "personal reasons."

The announcement comes exactly a week after Teixeira stood down as president of the Brazilian federation and the 2014 World Cup organizing committee.

His 23-year rule of Brazilian soccer was marked by success, but also by allegations of irregularities including claims that he took kickbacks from former FIFA marketing partner ISL in the 1990s.

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