Former Brazilian star player Ronaldo is calling for Marco Polo Del Nero, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, to step down.
Former CBF president Jose Maria Marin, who was replaced in April by Del Nero, is being held in a Swiss prison awaiting extradition to the United States on charges stemming for the FIFA corruption scandal.
“It’s evident the kind of relationship he (Del Nero) had with Marin,” Ronaldo said Wednesday in Sao Paulo. “Therefore, it would be a good moment for him to resign.”
Ronaldo was named FIFA’s best player three times and served as a so-called ambassador for FIFA’s 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Romario, another former Brazilian star and now a federal senator, has also called for Del Nero to resign.
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