A former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Ricardo Teixeira, denied taking bribes to vote for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, calling the allegation “nonsense.” In the latest fallout from the massive corruption scandal shaking FIFA, US magazine World Soccer reported this week that Brazilian authorities had found evidence of payments from a Qatari construction company to a secret bank account held by Teixeira, a former executive committee member at world football’s governing body. The magazine said the Monaco bank account contained 30 million euros. Teixeira, who acknowledges he voted for Qatar’s controversial hosting bid, denied he was paid to do so. “I received nothing, absolutely nothing for that. This business about Qatar is complete nonsense,” he told Brazilian news site Terra. He said he voted for Qatar as part of a deal to get votes for Portugal and Spain’s joint candidacy for the 2018 World Cup. The Iberian countries, traditional allies of South American federation CONMEBOL, […]