FIFA has officially announced the suspension of its former president, Joseph Blatter, and General Secretary Jerome Valcke, for a further 6 years and 8 months from football activities.
FIFA revealed, on its official website, that Blatter and his Secretary General Valcke were suspended for a period of 6 years and 8 months from practicing any sporting activity, and imposed a fine of one million Swiss francs for each..
He added that the judiciary of the FIFA Independent Ethics Committee found that Blatter and Valcke were guilty of various violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics..
Among the charges brought against Blatter were conflict of interest, acceptance of gifts and other benefits, and abuse of office.
Blatter was removed from his post as FIFA president, due to bribes and financial corruption, and was prevented from assuming any leadership positions in football until 2022.