FIFA Documents Released Implicating Havelange & Teixeira

By Community | July 11, 2012

FIFA have finally published their controvesial ISL documents confirming its former president Joao Havelange and executive committee member Ricardo Teixeira received millions of dollars in a World Cup kickbacks.

The report, published by FIFA on Wednesday, stated that Havelange was paid at least 1.5 million Swiss francs and Teixeira at least 12.74 million Swiss francs ($12.74m), and that the pair may have received as much as 21.9 million Swiss francs ($21.9m) million).

Havelange, 96, served as FIFA president between 1974 and 1998, and was also part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for almost four decades. Former Brazilian Football Confederation president Teixeira, 65, left the FIFA Executive Committee earlier this year.

The Brazilian duo are the only FIFA officials named in the report, with the identities of other members of the governing body kept anonymous.

The revelations come after Switzerland’s Supreme Court ruled that the details of the case should be made available to the media.