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Teixeira Quits FIFA Executive One Week After Brazil Resignations

Ricardo Teixeira resigned from the executive committee of soccer’s governing body, one week after quitting as head of the Brazilian federation and the group organizing the 2014 World Cup.

Teixeira, 64, said he was stepping down from FIFA’s 24-person executive, of which he’d been a member since 1994, for personal reasons, the South American Football Confederation, or CONMEBOL, said on its website yesterday. CONMEBOL didn’t give further details for the “irrevocable” decision.