27 May 2019

The FIFA Appeal Committee has confirmed the decision taken by the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee to ban Mr Marco Polo Del Nero (the former President of the Brazilian Football Association (CBF)) for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at national and international level, and to order him to pay a fine of CHF 1 million. Mr Del Nero was found guilty of infringements of arts 21 (Bribery and corruption), 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits), 19 (Conflicts of interest), 15 (Loyalty) and 13 (General rules of conduct) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The investigation against Mr Del Nero concerned, inter alia, schemes in which he received bribes in exchange for his role in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to various football tournaments, including the CONMEBOL Copa América and Copa Libertadores and the CBF Copa do Brasil.

The decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee was notified to Mr Del Nero today.

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