Fifa Coins - FIFA director Valcke loses appeal
Jérôme Valcke on Friday lost his appeal at the Sports Tribunal CAS. The French director will therefore remain suspended for ten years.
According to the arbitration court in Lausanne, Switzerland, the suspension of ten years and the fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (about 91,000 euros) are "perfectly fitting". The CAS maintains the verdict of the ethics committee of the FIFA world football association.
The 57-year-old French driver appealed last year against the sentence imposed on June 24, 2016 after a corruption investigation by the ethics committee of FIFA.
The Frenchman, who was the right hand of FIFA president Sepp Blatter for eight years, was found guilty of selling World Cup tickets, fiddling with travel expenses and knowingly selling TV rights under the market value.
Moreover, the former Secretary-General would have tried to destroy evidence and he would not have cooperated with the FIFA investigation.
Valcke initially received a 12-year suspension. That was reduced to ten years by FIFA.