Fifa’s former Secretary General Jerome Valcke has had his suspension extended by 45 days.
The ethics committee for football’s scandal-hit world governing body provisionally suspended Valcke from all football activities for 90 days in October.
That ban expired this week so it was extended as Fifa’s adjudicatory committee prepares a ruling over the 55-year old’s alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.
The Frenchman has denied any wrongdoing in the case which is among dozens of allegations that have rocked FIFA to the core.
Investigators for the ethics committee have recommended that Valcke be banned for nine years.