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Brazilian football chief suspended for 30 days for sexual assault

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) President Rosario Caboclo has been suspended for 30 days over allegations of sexual harassment. The CBF said the ethics committee had informed it of the decision to temporarily suspend Caboclo. The committee is currently probing the allegations and the suspension may be extended. Caboclo denies any wrongdoing. He was accused of sexual harassment by a former female employee. Cabocló’s lawyer said that Caboklo would prove his innocence in one case but did not elaborate. Under Caboclo’s leadership, Brazil last week hosted the Copa America, which is to start on June 13. Brazil was given the responsibility of organizing this continental tournament after Argentina and Colombia were removed from joint hosting. Antonio Carlos Nannes, 82, will replace Caboclo as interim president. Nannes previously held the position from 2017 to 2019 after Caboclo’s predecessor Marcopolo del Niro was banned by FIFA for corruption.