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Former FIFA secretary general facing nine-year ban

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By Euronews
Former FIFA secretary general facing nine-year ban

FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke is facing a nine-year ban from all football related activities.

The ethics committee of World football’s governing body recommended the length of the ban for the Frenchman as a result of him being allegedly implicated in a lucrative scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets.

The 55-year old is also accused of bribery relating to the awarding of the 2010 World Cup to South Africa.

Valcke – who was provisionally suspended in October – denies any wrongdoing.

The ethics committee has also recommended Valcke pay a fine of 92 000 euros for, what it describes as, a “misuse of expenses and other infringements of FIFA’s rules and regulations”.