FIFA ethics committee opens formal proceedings against Jerome Valcke

Investigators for the ethics committee recommended on Tuesday that Valcke be banned from world soccer for nine years.

Reuters| Updated: Jan 07, 2016, 16:00 PM IST
FIFA ethics committee opens formal proceedings against Jerome Valcke

Zurich: World soccer body FIFA`s ethics committee said on Thursday it opened formal proceedings against Secretary General Jerome Valcke, after its investigators recommended a nine-year ban against him.

Investigators for the ethics committee recommended on Tuesday that Valcke be banned from world soccer for nine years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,000).

The committee is preparing a ruling over accusations of corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets.