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

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.

Topics : Football Federation Internationale de Football Association Ricardo Teixeira France Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland
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