FIFA Confirm New Seven-Year Ban For Sepp Blatter

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been handed a new ban of seven years and eight months from football, the world governing body has announced.  

The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of FIFA’s ethics code and comes into force when a current suspension ends in October, the governing body said.  

The same length of suspension has also been imposed on the organisation’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke.

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A statement from 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.”

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