Romario to probe FIFA-Teixeria link

Former Brazil star striker Romario says he will increase his efforts to try to expose alleged irregularities involving FIFA and Brazilian football federation president Ricardo Teixeira.

Romario, now a congressman, says he is teaming up with other Brazilian legislators to investigate football’s governing body ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Romario says he will pressurise Swiss authorities to release documents which allegedly show that Teixeira was one of the FIFA members accused of taking kickbacks from a former FIFA marketing partner in the 1990s.

He says he wants to make sure there is transparency of those involved in the organization of the 2014 World Cup.

Teixeira is president of the tournament’s organizing committee.