Valcke postpones trip to Brazil after row

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By Duncan Mackay

March 10 – FIFA general secretary Jérôme Valcke (pictured) has postponed his trip to Brazil next week following the criticism he received from the Government there after he criticised the preprations for the 2014 World Cup, claiming that they needed a “kick up the backside”.

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Teixeira takes indefinite medical leave

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By Andrew Warshaw

March 9 – After months of rumour and counter-rumour about his state of health, Ricardo Teixeira (pictured), controversial President of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and head of Brazil 2014, has taken an indefinite medical leave of absence.

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