Ex-FIFA president Blatter faces fresh ban

Madrid, Mar 24 (efe-epa).- FIFA on Wednesday announced that the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee had found the former president of the world football body Joseph Blatter and the former general secretary Jérôme Valcke guilty of “various” violations of the code of ethics.

Both will face a further ban of six years and eight months from any activity related to football at all levels, FIFA said in a statement. They have also been ordered to pay fines of one million Swiss francs ($1.06M) each.

Blatter, 85, and Valcke, 60, are still serving previous bans handed down in 2015 and 2016.

The latest punitive measures will come into effect once those have expired in October this year in the case of Blatter and in October 2025 in the case of Valcke.

FIFA said: “The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by FIFA of private legal costs in the case of Mr Valcke.” EFE-EPA


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