FIFA have announced that their former President Sepp Blatter has been handed a new ban that is set to last for six years and eight months.
The ban has been handed down to Blatter for multiple breaches of the governing body’s ethics code and will become active come the end of his current suspension in October.
FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke will also serve a ban for the same length of time as Blatter.
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.”
The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee found Blatter in breach of rules concerning duty of loyalty, conflicts of interest and offering or accepting gifts or other benefits.
Valcke was banned for the same breaches as well as abuse of position.