April 23, 2019

FIFA bans ex-Brazil FA boss for life

April 15, 2019
Marin
Jose Maria Marin

Former Brazilian Football Confederation president Jose Maria Marin has been banned from all football-related activities for life.

The 86-year-old was found guilty of bribery after an investigation by FIFA’s ethics committee.

The governing body also fined him one million Swiss francs (£760,000).

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Marin was one of seven FIFA officials arrested at a hotel in Zurich in May 2015, and was sentenced to four years in a US jail for corruption in 2018.

He was convicted of accepting bribes from sports marketing companies in exchange for contracts to broadcast tournaments such as the Copa America.

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