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FIFA ExCo member resigns

April 24, 2013
By ESPN staff
CONMEBOL president Nicolas Leoz has resigned from his post with the South American governing body and the FIFA Executive Committee, citing health reasons.

Leoz has been in power in South America since 1986 and was instated on FIFA's ExCo 12 years later. However, the 86-year-old underwent his fourth heart operation last December, bringing him to the conclusion that it is best for him to step aside.

"I have invited you to this meeting to share with you my retirement from FIFA," ...

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