FIFA Bans Del Nero, Brazilian Football Chief

FIFA handed Brazilian football confederation president Marco Polo Del Nero a 90-day ban from all football activities on Friday. The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Council, is the latest prominent South American official to be banned by the sport’s governing body as part of its investigation into a vast corruption scandal. Del Nero fled Zurich in May 2015 when FIFA colleagues were arrested, quit the executive committee of soccer’s governing body after missing meetings and was then indicted in the United States in December 2015. He has not been extradited from Brazil to face the charges.

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