FIFA BANS FORMER PRESIDENT FOR LIFE

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FIFA has slammed a life ban on former  Brazilian Football Confederation president Ricardo Teixeira.

According to world football governoring body, Ricardo Teixeira a former executive committee member took bribes for marketing and media rights for continental and Brazilian football competitions between 2006 and 2012.

A statement from FIFA reads; “The investigation into Mr Teixeira referred to bribery schemes, conducted during the 2006-2012 period, in relation to his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CBF, Conmebol and Concacaf competitions,”

“In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Teixeira had breached article 27 (Bribery) of the Fifa Code of Ethics (2018 edition) and, as a result, sanctioned him with a ban for life on taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.”

FIFA also imposed on him a fine  of  one million Swiss francs (£773,500)  in addition to the life ban.

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