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Americas Brazil's former soccer chief could face corruption charges

Following a two-year investigation into 2014 World Cup preparations involving almost $1.5 million in 'atypical' bank transfers, Brazilian federal police requested that prosecutors file corruption charges against soccer confederation ex-president Ricardo Texeira.

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Brazilian federal police requested that prosecutors charge the former president of the country's soccer confederation with corruption crimes related to $147 million in "atypical" bank transfers as he led preparations for the 2014 World Cup.