SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian football federation chief Ricardo Teixeira is calling for a general assembly meeting that could decide the framework for his succession.
Teixeira on Friday announced that he has asked all federation members to attend the meeting next Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro.
A statement said the general assembly will discuss matters of the federation, including a possible change in its statutes. The change could allow Teixeira and the local federations to pick a successor when he leaves, altering the current rules which say the senior vice president must be made the new president.
Teixeira has been under pressure to step down after a series of allegations against him in Brazil and abroad. He has always denied any wrongdoing.