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FIFA names Havelange, Teixeira in kickbacks case

FIFA has published a document confirming that its former president Joao Havelange and former Brazilian soccer leader Ricardo Teixeira received millions of dollars in a World Cup kickbacks scandal

AP, Wednesday 11 Jul 2012
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Former FIFA president Joao Havelange (Photo: Reuters)
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FIFA published a Swiss court dossier which details that Teixeira received at least $13 million between 1992-97 from marketing agency ISL, which collapsed into bankruptcy in 2001.

The document shows Havelange received a payment of around $1 million.

Payments ''attributed'' to accounts connected to the two Brazilians totaled almost $22 million from 1992-2000.

FIFA released the document hours after Switzerland's Supreme Court announced its ruling that media organizations should receive details of the ISL case.

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