CBF President Teixeira takes sick-leave
Teixeira, 64, who is the head of the organising committee for the 2014 World Cup has been in charge of the CBF since 1989 and has been at the centre of several corruption scandals.
On Thursday, it was announced that in Mr Teixeira's absence, CBF senior vice-president Jose Maria Marin would take temporary charge of the day-to-day running of the Federation until his return.
The former son-in-law of ex-FIFA president Joao Havelange is in his sixth term of office, having been re-elected unanimously by the 23 state authorities just last year.
There are many though in Brazil who would like to see Mr Teixeira properly investigated for some of the alleged corruption on his watch and removed from his position at the head of the country's football authority.