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Paraguay's Leoz quits FIFA executive committee

Updated: April 23, 2013, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- FIFA executive committee member Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay resigned Tuesday, citing health reasons, just days before expected rulings in a World Cup kickbacks investigation.

FIFA said the 84-year-old confirmed his departure by letter and also will step down as president of CONMEBOL, South America's governing body. As CONMEBOL leader, he also held the largely ceremonial position chairing FIFA's 2014 World Cup organizing committee.

"This is a strictly personal decision. My mental ...

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