Some 25 years ago this week – on January 16, 1989, to be exact - the now-notorious Ricardo Teixeira became president of the CBF, the Brazilian football confederation.
The links between Sandro Rosell and Ricardo Teixeira, the disgraced former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation, could yet come back to haunt the Barcelona president.
Champions of Spain for the fourth time in five years, admired and envied in equal measure, and yet not everyone is happy with the regime running Barcelona at the moment.
Ricardo Teixeira has made a flying visit back to Brazil just as his old friend, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, faced new controversy over his own financial involvement with the CBF.
The report on the collapse of ISL and the ensuing scandal over the bribes taken by present and former members of FIFA, has finally been published.
At long last, FIFA’s executive committee will be confronted in March by as much of the truth as is ever likely emerge about the depth and breadth of the ISL…
World football has not heard the last of Ricardo Teixeira, the long-time Brazilian football supreme deposed early this year but still apparently pulling strings from his exile in Miami.
With his position as FIFA president under scrutiny following the publication of the infamous ISL file, Sepp Blatter has come out fighting and even started making accusations about his detractors.
The publication of the long-awaited ISL file naming those within FIFA who accepted bribes, throws into question the credibility of both the FIFA reform programme and the new ethics system.
Uncertainty over the future of Brazil's football supremo, Ricardo Teixeira, has raised fears over the country's capacity to host a successful World Cup.