The president of the Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) has been faraway from workplace for 30 days by the organisation’s ethics fee, it stated on Sunday, solely every week earlier than Brazil is because of host the Copa America.
Brazilian information reviews stated Rogerio Caboclo was accused of sexually harassing an worker.
The CBF gave few particulars.
“The choice is secret and the method will proceed earlier than the aforementioned fee with the goal of investigating the grievance that was introduced,” the CBF stated in a short assertion.
“In keeping with the entity’s statutes, by seniority, vice-president Antonio Carlos Nunes de Lima will take over within the interim.”
The choice to take away Caboclo comes simply seven days earlier than the Copa America is because of kick off in Brazil and amid turmoil on and off the sector forward of a 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 resulting from civil unrest and co-host Argentina pulled out after a surge in COVID-19 instances.
However the resolution appeared to anger the Brazil gamers and coach and so they promised to make a public assertion on Tuesday on whether or not or not they’ll play within the event.
The furore has rocked the soccer-mad nation and got here amid reviews that Caboclo was underneath investigation after having been accused of sexual harassment by a feminine worker.
Globoesporte, the sports activities web page that broke the information, stated the 48-year-old had made sexual feedback and was abusive to an unnamed feminine worker. The newspaper interviewed the worker, and reported her allegations.
The controversy is the newest in an extended 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 have 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 resolution to host the Copa, which was taken together with Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
Tite stated he and his gamers gave Caboclo “their very clear opinion” concerning the resolution to host the event for the second time in two years, with out elaborating on their objections.
The gamers stated they’ll make an announcement after taking part in in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier in opposition to Paraguay.
Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 on Friday within the first of two World Cup qualifiers and so they face Paraguay on Tuesday in Asuncion.
The defending Copa America champions are resulting from open the 2021 event in opposition to Venezuela in Brasilia on June 13.
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