Pressure mounts as Teixeira offloads property assets

Ricardo Teixeira

By Andrew Warshaw
September 1 – A seven-bedroom mansion controlled by a company owned by the wife of disgraced former FIFA powerbroker Ricardo Teixeira has been sold for $9 million suggesting the Brazilian, under investigation back home for allegedly accepting millions of dollars in bribes, is no longer taking refuge in the United States.

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In Brazil it is transfer business as usual, despite TPO ban


By Samindra Kunti
August 18 – In December the FIFA’s Executive Committee’s approval to ban third-party ownership of player’s economic rights (TPO) sent shockwaves through Brazilian football due to the prevalence of third-party arrangements. The early effective date, January 2015, had investors and clubs taken aback, worried with the possible consequences of the new rule, but what effect has the ban had so far on the Brazilian market?

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Romario and the €2m Swiss account that never was


By Ricardo Setyon
August 12 – In Brazil former footballers becoming politicians is not unusual – Bebeto, Vampeta, Tulio, Roberto Dinamite, and even Zico and Pelé had their time as members of governments – but none have reached the heights of Romário, one of the best goalscorers the country has ever produced.

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