Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 3 hours, 23 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Ronaldo in race to replace controversial Brazil football chief
April 13, 2013
 Print    Send to Friend

SAO PAULO: Just over a year after Ricardo Teixeira resigned under duress as head of the Brazilian football federation, his successor is also being pressured to quit.

Congressman Romario has been spearheading the campaign against Marin, and fellow former player Ronaldo, a member of the local organizing committee and the face of the World Cup in Brazil, also is in favour of changes in the Brazilian federation, or CBF.

“What they want I also want, which is to shake up Brazilian football,” Ronaldo told the O Globo newspaper.

“There are a lot of things that we don’t want to see anymore ... lack of transparency, poor calendars, fan violence. If Marin can’t do that, we need to make a change. CBF needs to move forward. Football needs young and dynamic people with new ideas.”

Ronaldo is seen as one of the possible candidates to replace Marin, according to local media, along with former Corinthians president and CBF director Andres Sanchez and former Brazil player and Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo.

Associated Press

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Manchester United ready to break transfer records
Manchester: Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, according to executive vice-chairma..
Dnipro move Champions League game to Kiev
Kiev: FC Dnipro announced on Wednesday the first leg of their Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen will be played in Kiev due to the ongoing conflict in easte..
Bojan leaves Barcelona to join Stoke City
London: Stoke City have signed striker Bojan Krkic from Spanish giants Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday. Bojan, 23, has p..
Kenya to appeal against CAF ban on Amrouche
Nairobi: Kenya will appeal the one-year ban by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on head coach Adel Amrouche for his outburst in a 2015 African Cup of Nations e..
Man City youngsters halt game over ‘racism’
LONDON: Manchester City’s under-21 team walked off the pitch during a friendly against Croatian side HNK Rijeka after one of their players was racially abused, the club h..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright