New head of Brazilian soccer wants few changes

TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer Published:

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A new era begins in Brazilian soccer after the resignation of Ricardo Teixeira.

However, not much is expected to change with career politician Jose Maria Marin taking over the Brazilian federation and the 2014 World Cup local organizing committee.

Teixeira stepped down as head of Brazilian soccer on Monday after 23 controversial years. He revamped the federation, but was accused of corruption and irregularities in his administration.

Marin has already said he wants to keep things the way they are, doing the same "stupendous" work that Teixeira did for Brazilian soccer during his term.

The 79-year-old Marin is the official who was captured by TV cameras this year putting a winner's medal in his pocket in a local championship.