An article in one of Brazil's leading newspapers Estadão yesterday uncovers leaked contracts showing how the Brazilian soccer federation auctioned off the national team to a multinational marketing firm. The main points are as follow: * The list of players called must match criteria established by commercial partners. Any change on the squad must have the consent of the companies involved. * When a player is replaced, the one to get in his place must have the same marketing value. * The contract is held between CBF (the Brazilian national football federation) and a private company called Internacional Sports Events, a company with zero employees and no headquarters, located in the Cayman Islands. * The ten years contract gives ISE exclusive rights to manage the team's games and ownership of all transmission rights. * The contract states that the top players, considered part of the main team, must start every single match, with no space for newcomers whatsoever, until they have a proper "marketing value". * The responsible for this contract is Ricardo Teixeira, former president of CBF and son-in-law of former FIFA president Joao Havelange. Teixeira and Havelange received more than 40 million dollars worth of bribes from marketing agency ISL, which collapsed into bankruptcy in 2001. (summary from this reddit post) Such contracts may well exist for other FAs around the world, and these deals are compromising the integrity of the international game. Please discuss.