Brazilian football federation president Ricardo Teixeira has called the English media corrupt and refused to talk to British journalists on Friday.

When approached by British media on the eve of the World Cup qualifying draw in Rio de Janeiro, Teixeira said he would not talk to the ''English press'' because they are ''corrupt.''

Teixeira has been at odds with the English media since the BBC alleged that the Brazilian official was one of the FIFA members who took kickbacks from the former marketing partner of the governing body in the 1990s.

Teixeira also had a feud with England's Football Association after David Triesman, the former head of England's failed bid for the 2018 World Cup, accused the Brazilian of improper ethical behavior.