FIFA dismissed Secretary General Jerome Valcke

Jan 14, 2016 08:19 IST

Jerome ValckeThe FIFA Emergency Committee on 9 January 2016 decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA Secretary General with immediate effect.

FIFA said that Markus Kattner will continue to serve as acting Secretary General.

Frenchman Valcke was provisionally suspended from football for his alleged involvement in a scheme to profit from the sale of World Cup tickets. He was released from his duties on 17 September 2015 after being accused of a series of FIFA ethics code breaches. Formal adjudicatory proceedings against him were opened on 7 January 2016 by the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert.

Appointed in 2007, the former right-hand man of FIFA president Sepp Blatter has denied any wrongdoing.

FIFA'S ethics committee has already recommended that Valcke should be banned from all activities of football for nine years.

Blatter and Vice-president Michel Platini were both suspended for eight years in December 2015 following a FIFA ethics investigation. Valcke has now been sacked twice by FIFA.

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