The 10-year ban and a fine given to former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was upheld on appeal.
Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke’s 10-year ban from football for breaching the organisation’s code of ethics was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday.
The arbiters ruled that the ban and the fine of 100,000 Swiss francs ($100,200) were fitting sanctions after he was implicated in the irregular sales of World Cup tickets and broadcast rights, plus expense abuses including his personal use of private jets.
“The offenses found to have been committed by Jerome Valcke were cumulatively of a serious degree of gravity,” CAS said in a statement, calling the sanctions “wholly proportionate.”
Valcke, whose appeal was heard in October, was the secretary general for eight years during Sepp Blatter’s presidency.