Football Notes: New Brazil National Coach To Be Unveiled At News Conference Tuesday
Brazil's new coach "will be unveiled at a news conference on Tuesday after Luiz Felipe Scolari's resignation." Former Manager Dunga, who managed the team from '06-11, "could return." Other contenders include Corinthians coach Tite, Sao Paulo Manager Muricy Ramalho and Vanderlei Luxemburgo, "the national manager from 1998 to 2000" (BBC, 7/19). ... A former Barcelona director of security "has been ordered to appear in court as a suspect in connection with claims" that he used €400,000 of the club’s money to spy on political rivals. Prosecutors alleged Xavier Martorell used private detective agency Método 3 "to follow the movements" of two councillors from the Catalan Democratic Union party in '10 (LONDON TIMES, 7/20). ... The All India Football Federation is planning to introduce a U15 league to "help develop a pool of talent in time" for the FIFA U17 World Cup, which India will host. The U15 league is "one part of the scouting process, with the existing Coca Cola Cup expected to serve as the other major platform to spot talent" (THE HINDU, 7/20). ... FIFA has lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation on July 9 on account of interference. FIFA announced that court proceedings and an order preventing the NFF's president, its exec committee members and the NFF Congress from running Nigerian football have been withdrawn (FIFA).