Teixeira seemed to have the support of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and at one point was touted as his possible successor. But their relationship appears to have weakened, especially after Blatter seemed set to allow the release of the documents that allegedly implicate Teixeira in the ISL case. FIFA postponed the publication, citing legal measures.
"There are no series of unfair attacks that can take away the satisfaction of seeing the happiness in the face of Brazilians after winning more than 100 titles, including two World Cups, five Copa Americas and three Confederations Cups," Teixeira said.
He also thanked the Brazilian fans and said he will remain available to the Brazilian federation when needed. It remained unclear if Teixeira will also leave the FIFA executive committee, a position elected through the South American soccer confederation. Teixeira has been an executive member of FIFA since 1994.
FIFA wouldn't immediately comment because it hadn't been officially informed by the Brazilian federation or local organizing committee.
Follow Tales Azzoni at http://twitter.com/tazzoni