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.