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Havelange resigns after named as having taken bribes

Fifa honorary president Joao Havelange has resigned after being named in a report as having received bribes, reports BBC Sport. The report by Fifa's ethics chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert also names Nicolas Leoz for taking kickbacks from World Cup rights marketing agency International Sport and Leisure.

Leoz resigned from the governing body's executive committee last week.

However while the report says that payments to Havelange, 96, Leoz, 84, and the former Fifa executive Ricardo Teixeira, 65, qualified as bribes they were not crimes at the time.

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