FIFA ban Brazilian FA president for life


FIFA ban Brazilian FA president for life

The president of the Brazilian FA has been banned for life for taking bribes.

He was found guilty of receiving bribes in exchange for his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to various football tournaments, including the Copa America, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa do Brasil.

The 76-year-old was charged by American authorities in 2015 over money-laundering allegations.

FIFA have barred him from all football-related activity at national and international level, and fined him 1m Swiss francs (£733,000).

A statement from Fifa read: “The investigation against Mr Del Nero was opened on November 23 2015 and referred…. to schemes in which he received bribes in exchange for his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to various football tournaments, including the Copa America, the Copa Libertadores and the Copa do Brasil.

“The adjudicatory chamber agreed with the recommendations of the investigatory chamber and found Mr Del Nero guilty of having violated art. 21 (Bribery and corruption), art. 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits), art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 15 (Loyalty), and art. 13 (General rules of conduct) of the FIFA Code of Ethics. As a consequence, Mr Del Nero is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.”

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