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FIFA Bans Former Brazil Football Chief For Life For Taking Bribes

A former Brazil football chief identified as Ricardo Teixeira has been banned by the World Football’s governing body, FIFA for taking bribes to award contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CBF, Conmebol and Concacaf competitions.

The 72-year-old former Brazil football chief and a former FIFA executive committee and standing committee member who resigned in 2012, was also fined one million Swiss francs (907,000 euros) after he was found guilty of bribery in violation of the Fifa code of ethics.

In a statement released by the football’s governing body (FIFA), it stated that its investigation into Teixeira focused on “bribery schemes” carried out between 2006 and 2012 “

“The investigation into Mr. Teixeira referred to bribery schemes, conducted during the 2006-2012 period, in relation to his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CBF, Conmebol and Concacaf competitions,” a Fifa statement said.

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