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Blazer banned for life by FIFA

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By Euronews
Blazer banned for life by FIFA

Disgraced former Concacaf general secretary Chuck Blazer has been banned from any football-related activity for life by the sport’s world governing body FIFA.

FIFA said in a statement Blazer, who was also an executive committee member of the organization, had “committed many and various acts of misconduct.’‘

The 70-year-old had worked undercover with US prosecutors after pleading guilty to charges of bribery, money laundering and tax evasion.

In a 2013 hearing the American pleaded guilty to 10 charges.

Blazer admitted he and others members of the executive committee had facilitated bribes over the awarding of the 2010 world cup in South Africa as well as the 1998 event in France.

He had been secretly co-operating with US Prosecutors from December 2011 and in May of this year several Fifa officials were arrested on charges of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.