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FOOTBALL: Brazilian Confederation removes Marin's name from headquarters

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 5:06 PM
Jose Maria Marin:

The Brazilian Football Confederation removed the name of Jose Maria Marin from the facade of its Rio de Janeiro headquarters, one day after its former president was arrested in a huge FIFA corruption investigation.

A CBF spokesman said the organisation will release a statement later today to explain the change at its headquarters, a luxury building inaugurated last year when Marin was still the head of the confederation.

Calls for the renaming of the building emerged yesterday after Marin and six other FIFA officials were arrested on US corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland.

Marin was the head of CBF from 2012 to April 2015 and headed the local committee for the organisation of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Up to his arrest, he was still part of a FIFA committee organising the Olympic soccer tournaments and was a vice-president at CBF.