RIO DE JANEIRO: Ricardo Teixeira is back in Brazil after his latest week’s break in Miami and, according to the football confederation, is back at work “as if nothing had happened” writes KEIR RADNEDGE.
Brazil’s football supreme has been under intense pressure over allegations concerning his commercial and business ventures but remains in power despite intense speculation that he was planning his imminent resignation from both the CBF and as president of the 2014 World Cup organising authority.
Rodrigo Paiva, the CBF spokesman, would not confirm that Teixeira had been back in the CBF offices but insisted that he had been back in Brazil “for some days” and was working as usual.
Last week, in huis absence, the CBF acceded to the demand of seven regional federations and summoned an extraordinary general meeting for Wednesday for a report on changes to the statutes and to learn more about speculation concerning Teixeira’s plans.
Brazil play this week in Switzerland – home of FIFA, of which Teixeira is an executive committee member. He is not expected to fly there, however.