Romario to run for post of Brazilian Football Confederation president

first_imgRomario, former Brazil footballer has declared that he plans to run for the post of Brazilian Football Confederation president. His goal, to rid scandal-plagued Brazilian football with his anti-corruption drive.The 51-year-old Romario, as a senator has led congressional investigations into corruption in Brazilian soccer. His announcement comes just four days after CBF President Marco Polo del Nero was suspended for 90 days by FIFA.Del Nero is being investigated in Brazil for alleged unethical conduct. He and his two predecessors, Ricardo Teixeira and Jose Maria Marin, have been charged in the United States in the biggest corruption scandal in soccer’s history.”No one has fought so vigorously against that gang than me, and so I am a legitimate candidate,” Romario said on Instagram. “I have the qualifications for the job. My credentials are my whole contribution to soccer, on and off the field.”He blamed former FIFA President Joao Havelange, who died last year, for installing a “system” of graft in Brazilian soccer and beyond.Romario called for the prosecution of Marin, Teixeira and del Nero at the end of a congressional inquiry he led last year into corruption in Brazilian soccer.Romario helped Brazil win a record fourth World Cup title in 1994 in the United States.His popularity won him a seat as a congressman and then senator for his home state of Rio de Janeiro. He has said he plans to run for governor of Rio to reform the financially bankrupt state.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: India will win by 86 runs if play doesn’t resume vs Pakistan in Manchester

first_imgIndia are in a commanding position in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pakistan’s chase of 336 has been interrupted due to rain.Pakistan were reeling at 166 for 6 in 35 overs when the rain gods decided to play spoilsport. Pakistan are 86 runs behind the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) total at this stage. The par total for Pakistan to win after 35 overs with the loss of 6 wickets is 252.DLS target for Pakistan after 35 overs191 for 0, 195 for 1, 201 for 2, 208 for 3, 219 for 4, 233 for 5, 252 for 6, 275 for 7, 301 for 8, 322 for 9DLS target for Pakistan after 40 overs229 for 0, 231 for 1, 234 for 2, 238 for 3, 244 for 4, 252 for 5, 264 for 6, 280 for 7, 301 for 8, 322 for 9DLS target for Pakistan after 45 overs275 for 0, 276 for 1, 277 for 2, 278 for 3, 280 for 4, 282 for 5, 287 for 6, 293 for 7, 305 for 8, 322 for 9Pakistan were jolted early in their chase of 337 as they lost opener Imam-Ul-Haq cheaply. India lost Bhuvneshwar Kumar to an injury after the pacer bowled just 2.4 overs but Vijay Shankar who replaced him got a wicket off his first delivery in World Cup.However, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam stitched a 104-run stand to give Indian fans across the globe a minor scare. Fakhar and Babar fended off the new-ball threat after Vijay Shankar’s early strike and paced their innings well.Just when the two batsmen were beginning to free their arms, Kuldeep Yadav removed Babar Azam for 48 with a beauty. Kuldeep then returned in his next over to remove Fakhar Zaman for 62, putting the pressure back on Pakistan.Also See:last_img read more