ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — South American soccer body CONMEBOL decided on Tuesday to remove Argentina’s Claudio Tapia from his seat on the decision-making FIFA council after his critical remarks about the recent Copa América tournament.
Tapia, the head of the Argentinian soccer association, became an interim replacement on the 37-member FIFA council in October 2018.
CONMEBOL announced there will be an election to fill the Argentine’s position, but did not set a date.
Tapia criticized the South American soccer body and the Brazilian soccer confederation in an open letter published July 3 during the Copa América in Brazil.
He said Argentina was “clearly harmed” by the Copa América’s refereeing and the poor quality of