Brazil’s soccer federation chief suspended

2021-06-07 04:22:11

The president of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) has been faraway from workplace for 30 days by the organisation’s ethics fee, solely per week earlier than Brazil is because of host the Copa America.

Brazilian information stories stated Rogerio Caboclo was accused of sexually harassing an worker.

Caboclo denies any wrongdoing.

“The choice is secret and the method will proceed earlier than the aforementioned fee with the intention of investigating the criticism that was introduced,” the CBF stated in a short assertion.

For now, 82-year-old Antonio Carlos Nunes de Lima will take over as interim president.

The choice to take away Caboclo comes simply seven days earlier than the Copa America is because of kick off in Brazil, amid turmoil on and off the sector earlier than event scheduled to run from June 13 to July 10.

Brazil was unexpectedly chosen to host the event that includes 10 South American groups final week after Colombia was eliminated on account of civil unrest and co-host Argentina pulled out after a surge in COVID-19 circumstances.

However the choice appeared to anger the Brazil gamers and coach and so they promised to make a public assertion on Tuesday – after their World Cup qualifier in opposition to Paraguay – on whether or not or not they’ll play within the continental event.

The furore has rocked the soccer-mad nation and got here amid stories that Caboclo was underneath investigation after having been accused of sexual harassment by a feminine worker.

Globoesporte, the sports activities site that broke the information, stated the 48-year-old had made sexual feedback and was abusive to an unnamed feminine worker.

The controversy is the newest in a protracted string of scandals to hit the highly effective organisation that runs soccer in the one nation to win the World Cup 5 occasions.

Caboclo’s three predecessors had been all discovered responsible of bribery by FIFA’s ethics committee and banned for all times from all football-related actions.

Caboclo final week confronted his most tough interval since taking workplace in 2019 after coach Tite and his gamers confronted him over his choice to host the Copa, which was taken along with Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.

The defending Copa America champions are on account of open the 2021 event in opposition to Venezuela in Brasilia on June 13.

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