Brazil’s del Nero asks for temporary leave

Published 12/04/2015, 4:22 AM EST
President of Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero arrives for a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in this photo taken October 22, 2015. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s football federation said President Marco Polo del Nero had asked for a leave of absence on Thursday in order to focus on defending himself from accusations made in an indictment by U.S. authorities.

Del Nero appointed the federation’s vice-president, Marcus Antonio Vicente, to take over as interim president.

(Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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