FIFA gets its way in Brazil

FIFA gets its way in Brazil

FIFA has achieved its goal in Brazil by imposing its rules over national law and reinstating the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues. In doing so, it has maintained the status quo and allowed football to continue as usual.



CBF President reinstated by Brazilian Supreme Court

CBF President reinstated by Brazilian Supreme Court

Rodrigues was dismissed on 7 December by a court in Rio de Janeiro. The court had ordered his removal following the annulment of the elections that put him in office in 2022. The court appointed José Peridz as interim president and ordered elections within 30 days. However, FIFA and Conmebol have refused to recognise the new president.