Football: Maradona, Romario demand more transparency in S. America
SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - Former rivals Diego Maradona and Romario have joined forces to attack the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), saying it has failed to share the wealth generated by the sport in the region.
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona and ex-Brazil striker Romario, now a member of his country's congress, are long-standing critics of the football establishment in the region.
The pair met officials from 20 South American clubs and a group of Uruguayan lawyers to demand change in the way football is administered.
"We have seen, with astonishment and great sadness, that football is for just a few," Maradona, 52, told reporters after a meeting of the group in Sao Paulo on Wednesday night.