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The Brazilian Football Confederation (Portuguese: Confederação Brasileira de Futebol; CBF) is the governing body of football in Brazil. Its was founded in 1914 as Federação Brasileira de Sports [pt]), and renamed to Confederação Brasileira de Desportos [pt] in 1916. The football confederation, as known today, forked in September 1979 by the dismemberment of other sports associations. Between 1914 and 1979 it was the governing body, or at least the international reference, for other olympic sports, such as tennis (until the foundation of CBT in 1955) , athletics (until 1977 when was founded CBAt), Swimming, Waterpolo, Handball (until 1979).

Brazilian Football Confederation
CONMEBOL
Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (escudo).svg
Founded1914
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro
FIFA affiliation1923[1]
CONMEBOL affiliation1916
PresidentRogério Caboclo [pt]
Websitewww.cbf.com.br

The CBF has its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.[2] The confederation owns a training center, named Granja Comary, located in Teresópolis.[3]

It was announced on 29 September 2007 that the CBF would launch a women's league and cup competition in October 2007 following pressure from FIFA president Sepp Blatter during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Confederação Brasileira de Futebol - Association Information FIFA.com
  2. ^ Jonathan Watts (May 29, 2015). "Brazil starts congressional inquiry into corruption after Fifa arrests". the guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "A sede da seleção pentacampeã: uma opção de passeio" (in Portuguese). TeresópolisOn. Retrieved February 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Brazil to set up women's soccer league". Sports. People's Daily. September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2007.
  5. ^ "Brazil will create women soccer cup". Sports. People's Daily. September 29, 2007. Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2007.

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