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Change at Brazilian federation
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The clamor is growing for more changes at the Brazilian soccer federation just a year after the resignation of embattled president Ricardo Teixeira.

With the Confederations Cup two months away, more and more Brazilians are expressing their desire for Teixeira's successor, Jose Maria Marin, to be removed amid allegations of wrongdoing.

Some congressmen, former players, fans and local media have shown discontent with having Marin in charge, pointing to his alleged link to the country's dictatorship era, to his inefficiency as head of the federation, and to accusations of unethical behavior.

Marin, who has denied any wrongdoing and is not planning on resigning, is also the president of the local 2014 World Cup organizing committee.

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