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FIFA bans Brazilian football federation chief Marco Polo Del Nero over corruption

FIFA said in a statement that the probe revealed that Marco Polo Del Nero, Brazilian football federation (CBF) chief, had violated multiple articles of the body’s ethics code.

football Updated: Apr 28, 2018 00:22 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
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(FILES) Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Marco Polo del Nero has been banned by FIFA following a graft probe.(AFP)

Football’s world governing body FIFA said Friday it had banned the head of the Brazilian football federation (CBF), Marco Polo Del Nero, for life following a graft probe.

FIFA said in a statement that the probe revealed that Del Nero had violated multiple articles of the body’s ethics code including those relating to bribery and corruption.

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“As a consequence, Del Nero is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” the statement said.

“Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF (swiss francs) 1 million (835,880 euros) has been imposed on Mr Del Nero.”

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 20:20 IST