FIFA said in a letter to Brazil’s soccer governing body that the CBF soccer organization could be suspended from the tournament if it does not heed its call to wait and hold a quick election to replace Ednaldo Rodrigues as president. The document was obtained by the Associated Press.
A Rio de Janeiro court suspended Rodriguez and all his CBF appointees on Dec. 7 over irregularities in his election last year. Brazil’s two highest courts upheld the decision last week.
Governing BodyI would like to thank the Secretary-General for his briefing on this issue in Brazil on 8 January.
FIFA and CONMEBOL would like to strongly emphasize that until such a mission takes place, no decisions affecting the CBF will be taken.A. This also means that CBF representative and club teams will no longer be eligible to participate in international competitions while they are suspended, the organization added.
The document also states that any undue interference in the activities of FIFA member associations can lead to sanctions as stipulated in FIFA’s statutes, including suspension, and this even if the influence of third parties was/is not the fault of the member association concerned. In a statement on its website. COMMENTS.
Rodriguez first took over as interim president in 2021 after being named interim president in 2021. presidency in a new election or support another candidate.
Rodriguez’s term expires in 2026. He is another CBF president who has faced legal problems in recent years, although he has not been implicated in corruption cases like his predecessors Ricardo Teixeira, Jose Maria Marin and Marco Polo del Nero.
Caboclo was removed from the presidency in September 2021 over a sexual harassment case
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