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Former FIFA President Joao Havelange passes away in Rio at age 100

FIFA’s former President, Joao Havelange, has passed away in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 100.  Havelange was the first non-European chief of the world football governing body. He served in the position for 24 years, and resigned as honorary president in 2013 amid corruption allegations. During his presidency, the World Cup became one of the most profitable sporting events. Havelange was a former Olympic swimmer and water polo player for Brazil.

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