"I'm very happy with this news and this goes for all Brazilians. Now it's the turn of this loudmouth to take a kick up the backside. We put up with his arrogant manner even though I protested on a
number of occasions that the government should take a stand and refuse to accept him as go-between."
-- Former Brazilian star-turned-politician Romario
on Jerome Valcke
, who was relieved of his duties as FIFA's secretary general amid allegations of being involved in a ticket scheme. Valcke
served as FIFA's point person on the problems surrounding the chaotic organization of the 2014 World Cup and famously said Brazilian organizers needed a kick up the backside. (Inside World Football