- Former Fifa president found guilty of various charges
- Former Secretary General Jérôme Valcke also banned
FIFA has banned ex-president Sepp Blatter from football until 2028. The former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been given a new ban of six years and eight months from football, the world football governing body has announced.
The ban has been imposed for multiple breaches of FIFA ethics code and comes into force when a current suspension ends in October. The same length of suspension has been imposed on the organization’s former secretary general Jérôme Valcke. Both men had been fined £780,000.
A statement from Fifa read: “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.”
The adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee found Blatter, 85, in breach of rules concerning duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest and offering or accepting gifts or other benefits.
Valcke was found to have breached those same ethics code articles, plus abuse of position.