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Ricardo Teixeira rejects British media

Updated: July 29, 2011, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The president of Brazil's soccer federation questioned the integrity of British journalists Friday on the eve of the 2014 World Cup qualifying draw.

When approached by members of the British media, Ricardo Teixeira said he would not talk to the "English press" because they are "corrupt." Some reporters started to complain and a spokesman for the Brazilian federation had to intervene.

Brazilian federation spokesman Rodrigo Paiva said the journalists had been advised ...

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