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Report: 10-year-old daughter of former FIFA official received over $3 million

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With more and more evidence of FIFA corruption surrounding the 2022 Qatar World Cup bid trickling in, another new piece has been revealed.

According to a report in The Telegraph, Antonia Wigand Teixeira, the 10-year-old daughter of Ricardo Teixeira, had an account set up in her name with an initial deposit of over $3 million.

Teixeira is the former Brazilian Football Confederation president and FIFA executive committee member, and has a long history of corruption, stepping down from his position in 2012.

The alleged amount of money exceeds the amount that former CONCACAF president Jack Warner was accused of receiving from a Qatari firm a month ago.  The Telegraph broke that story as well.

According to The Telegraph, the deposit to Teixeira’s daughter is thought to have been made by former Barcelona president and head of Nike Brazil, Sandro Rosell.  The two are reportedly very close.

That would raise questions on whether the deposit involves the Qatar World Cup, or whether it has more to do with approximately the same total that Rosell was thought to have illegally received in regards to Brazilian national games.

In January, reports revealed Rosell had received around $4 million via his company Ailanto Marketing Ltd in direct connection with a 2008 friendly Brazil played against Portugal.

With Teixeira not wanted to be involved in the Brazilian investigation of Rosell, he recently moved to Miami.

Teixeira has been involved with shady situations in the past as well. In 1994, while returning with the Brazilian National Team from the World Cup in the United States, he scoffed at having to go through customs, and it was discovered he had many undeclared items such as computers, electronic appliances, and a beer-making machine.

In 2010, the BBC reported Teixeira took bribes in regards to the awarding of television rights for the World Cup.  He waited a year to respond, finally calling the British media “corrupt” and said he would make the BBC’s “life a living hell.”  He stepped down from the FIFA executive committee shortly thereafter.

FIFA’s ethics committee are currently involved in an investigation of the 2022 World Cup bid, with chief investigator Michael Garcia reportedly pouring through numerous business deals.

Vardy joins chorus of Leicester players lauding Ranieri

NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 21: Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri congratulates Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle and Leicester City at St James Park on November 21, 2015 in Newcastle, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)
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Jamie Vardy has joined several Leicester City voices in refuting claims that he helped usher in the dismissal of championship-winning manager Claudio Ranieri.

Vardy led the Foxes in scoring during last season’s run to the Premier League title, but has struggled to follow that success this season. He has five goals in 22 matches.

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Ranieri was fired this week with Leicester on the verge of dipping into the relegation zone, where they now sit ahead of Monday’s match against Liverpool.

Vardy wants the world to know this wasn’t his preference, saying, “There is speculation I was involved in his dismissal and this is completely untrue, unfounded and is extremely hurtful!”

WATCH: Kane’s first half hat trick includes gorgeous volley

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Harry Kane spent the first half hour of Sunday’s tilt versus Stoke torturing the visiting Potters.

Kane opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Christian Eriksen bobbled Dele Alli‘s pass into the 18, but Ryan Shawcross‘ barely hit his clearance and Kane took a touch before belting home for the advantage.

[ WATCH: Spurs-Stoke live, replay ]

His second was lovely, bounding a low volley between the legs of Victor Wanyama and by a diving Lee Grant.

The third carried a bit of luck, with his low free kick taking a turn off the leg of wall end Peter Crouch to elude a lunging Grant. 3-0.

Here are the first and third, too:

Liverpool, Southampton lead EFL Cup Team of the Tournament

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The EFL Cup has named its team of the tournament ahead of Sunday morning’s final between Southampton and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool and Southampton lead the way with two players each, while finalists Manchester United have just one player in the team.

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That’s Ander Herrera, who joins a midfield with Sofiane Boufal (Saints), Mohamed Diame (Newcastle United), and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal).

Up top are Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, the latter for his work at Bristol City.

The back four is led by Saints’ Maya Yoshida and Hull City’s Harry Maguire, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) and Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) joining the unit.

The backstop is Leeds United’s Marco Silvestri.

Watch Live: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Stoke City (Lineups, Stream)

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Wifried Bony of Stoke City and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Britannia Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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The penultimate Premier League match of the weekend pits Stoke City against third-place Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday (Watch live at 8:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).

Jan Vertonghen is back alongside Toby Alderweireld in the heart of Spurs’ back line, and it’s no surprise that PL Download stars Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris also start.

Geoff Cameron‘s four-month layoff appears to be reaching its end, as the USMNT back is on the subs bench for Stoke City. He last played on Oct. 22.

LINEUPS

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Winks, Sissoko, Son, Janssen.

Stoke City: Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Arnautovic, Allen, Ramadan; Crouch. Subs: Given; Muniesa, Berahino, Afellay, Diouf, Cameron, Imbula.