March 15 – The Confederation of Brazilian Soccer (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has ousted long-standing FIFA Council member Fernando Sarney (additionally Brazilian) as a South American consultant on the world federation’s high physique.
At a Comnebol assembly within the Rwandan capital, Rodrigues (pictured) took Sarney’s place on the high desk of world soccer.
Rodrigues stated: “Sarney’s presence created an atypical scenario. Each member is represented on the Conmebol council and Brazil had two council members. It’s usually stated that CBF requested for Sarney’s exit, nevertheless it was additionally CBF that had ratified his place as FIFA Council member.”
Rodrigues reportedly despatched a letter to Conmebol demanding the removing of Sarney, a CBF vice-president, from each the Conmebol Council and the FIFA Council.
Sarney assumed the position when former CBF president Marco Polo del Nero stopped travelling exterior of Brazil due to concern he may very well be arrested by US authorities – del Nero was a kind of indicted within the FIFAGate scandal.
The present CBF president denied that he actively pushed for Sarney’s exit, however stated that it was a matter of following the Conmebol statutes.
“As interim president, I had no pretense to take the position, however Conmebol thought of it an atypical scenario, together with the president and all of the FA presidents,” defined Rodrigues. “The position doesn’t belong to the presidency, however to the establishment and in an distinctive interval Fernando took the position as a result of the president was not ready to take action over authorized questions, primarily over FIFAGate.”
Sarney will retain his position as one of many eight vice presidents of the CBF. He’s nonetheless not a president of a state federation.
In an interview with UOL, Sarney skewered the CBF president. “My removing from the FIFA Council, in my view, was a betrayal, an act of ingratitude and an try is being made to publicize information that aren’t true. I’ve no reference to Marco Polo and Marin they usually by no means influenced my nomination. It’s a lie that Infantino requested for my removing. Ednaldo forgot the commitments he made, not solely with me however with different individuals,” he stated.
As of Thursday and the 73rd FIFA Congress, Rodrigues shall be an performing member of the FIFA Council, however his new position continues to be topic to ratification on the subsequent Conmebol Congress. The South American governing physique must inform FIFA that Rodrigues is a brand new consultant on the council for the confederation. The Brazilian got here to energy on the CBF first on an interim foundation in August 2021, after which as president-elect in March 2022. He’ll serve till 2026.
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