FIFA bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

FIFA has banned its former Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke from all football related activity for 12 years.

The football governing body’s independent ethics committee also fined the 55-year-old 100,000 Swiss francs (£70,800) after it investigated allegations of misconduct relating to sales of World Cup tickets.

During the inquiry, other acts of potential misconduct arose concerning travel expenses and regulations.

 

In September last year Valcke was put on leave and released from his duties until further notice after FIFA had “been made aware of a series of allegations” involving him.

His dismissal was confirmed in January and FIFA recommended he be banned from football for nine years.

In December last year, FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA boss, Michel Platini were suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation which concluded they had demonstrated an “abusive execution” of their positions.

 

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