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Banned Jerome Valcke heads back to Court of Arbitration next week

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be present in the Court for hearing his appeal over a 10-year ban from football.

Published: 05th October 2017 05:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2017 05:19 PM   |  A+A-

Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke (File|AP)

By AFP

GENEVA: Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke will be present when the Court of Arbitration hears his appeal over a 10-year ban from football next week, CAS said Thursday.

Valcke "is on the list of participants for the October 11 hearing," CAS said, adding that the proceedings would kick off at 9:30 am (0730 GMT).

Sepp Blatter's former righthand man was suspended in September 2015 over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and was sentenced by FIFA's ethics committee in February 2016 to a 12-year ban from football.

The ban was reduced to 10 years on appeal before Valcke, who protests his innocence, appealed to CAS.

The former chief lieutenant of disgraced FIFA president Blatter, Valcke was sacked by FIFA over black market World Cup ticket sales and suspect television deals.

The 56-year-old, who has resettled in Barcelona where he and his wife set up an events management firm, is also the target of a Swiss criminal investigation into the resale of World Cup tickets.



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