Blatter handed new ban by Fifa

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Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has been banned from football till 2028.

This comes after the world governing body handed Blatter a new suspension of six years and eight months, while Fifa ex-general secretary Jerome Valcke has received a lenient ban.

Blatter and Valcke were also fined an amount of £780,000. The sanctions were for “various violations” of Fifa’s code of ethics.

He [Blatter] was originally banned for eight years, later reduced to six, over ethics breaches when he was found to have made a £1.3m “disloyal payment” to ex-Uefa boss Michel Platini, whereas Valcke’s ban was reduced from 12 to 10 years, however, lost an appeal to CAS in July 2018 over his decade-long ban from football.

The new bans will 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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By FARPost Reporter

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