João Havelange Resigns from FIFA: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - João Havelange, who was FIFA president for 24 years, has resigned from his post as honorary president over bribery allegations. The 96-year-old was left with no choice after a report explicitly explained how he and former son-in-law and CBF president Ricardo Teixeira accepted illegal payments from the now defunct marketing agency ISL.

FIFA's ethics committee described the behavior of the Brazilian pair, alongside Paraguayan Nicolas Leoz, as "morally and ethically reproachable". Leoz had been the president of South American football confederation Conmebol for 26 . . .

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