World football governing body Fifa has hit its ex-president Sepp Blatter with a new suspension of six years and eight months from all football related activities.
A former Fifa general secretary Jerome Valcke received a similar ban, with both men also being fined £780,000 having being found guilty of “various violations” of Fifa’s code of ethics.
A Fifa statement 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 new bans start when the current suspensions of 85-year-old Blatter and Valcke, 60, end in October 2021 and October 2025 respectively.
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