Former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President and '14 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee Chair RICARDO TEIXEIRA, who retired on Monday, will “keep his place” on FIFA’s Executive Committee. FIFA also confirmed JOSÉ MARIA MARIN as Teixeira’s successor for both the CBF and World Cup roles. Marin is a “former politician who is little known outside the closed world” of the CBF (REUTERS, 3/13). Marin played from ‘50-52 for Brazilian club Sao Paulo FC and is a lawyer. He began work at his new positions yesterday “promising as few changes as possible despite an often controversial reign” by Teixeira. Marin “praised the ‘stupendous’ work of Teixeira” (AP, 3/13).
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