Romario wants inquiry of Brazil soccer body

Former Brazil great Romario says he is gathering signatures

among other members of the country’s congress to investigate

alleged corruption at the nation’s soccer federation.

Romario has been a critic of the country’s governing soccer

body, which is being watched closely as it organizes the 2014 World


Romario said on his website that in 24 hours he gathered

signatures of 188 legislators in favor of forming a commission to

investigate the Brazilian Football Confederation.

In the document circulated by Romario, he suggests fraud may

have taken place in the election of federation President Jose Maria

Marin. Marin succeeded Ricardo Teixeira, who resigned in March amid

charges of wrongdoing.