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Marin also praised Joao Havelange, Teixeira’s former father-in-law, who resigned from the International Olympic Committee late last year while facing a possible suspension for allegedly taking kickbacks from former FIFA marketing partner ISL in the 1990s.

“I’m still grateful and I respect these people (Teixeira and Havelange),” Marin said. “I’m thankful for both of them.”

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