Fifa has banned Brazilian confederation president, Marco Polo Del Nero from all football-related activity for life.
The 76-year-old 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.
A statement from Fifa read: “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.”
Marco Polo del Nero who has been president of Brazil’s football federation since 2003, was also fined one million Swiss francs. The football’s world governing body opened the ethics investigation against the CBF president in November 2015 and he was suspended in December 2017 over the allegations.
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