FIFA have banned former chief Sepp Blatter from football for a second time, this time for six years and eight months.
FIFA announced that Jérôme Valcke, the organization’s former secretary general, has also been suspended for the same amount of time.
According to the sport’s worldwide governing body, both men had been fined 1 million Swiss francs (approximately £780,000).
A statement from FIFA read: “The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by FIFA of private legal costs in the case of Mr. Valcke.”
The ban was imposed after repeated violations of FIFA’s ethics code.
It will take effect when the current suspension expires in October, according to FIFA.