Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Former FIFA executive Valcke challenges 10-year ban


LAUSANNE: Shamed former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a 10-year ban for ethics breaches. The world body fired the Frenchman in January 2016 over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television deals. Valcke is also the target of a Swiss criminal investigation into FIFA’s affairs under its former leader Sepp Blatter. FIFA originally banned Valcke for 12 years but this was reduced to 10 years by a FIFA appeal committee in June last year. His current action at CAS is against the appeal committee. The tribunal said an arbitration panel had not yet been constituted, in an indication that any decision will take several months.

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