Former FIFA official has bribery life ban cut to 20 years

Sep 2, 2021

A Brazilian football official indicted by federal prosecutors in the United States in the FIFA bribery case has had his life ban from the sport cut to 20 years.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed FIFA's case against Marco Polo del Nero “as to the findings on the merits” but ordered a reduced ban for taking bribes.

Del Nero will turn 97 before the ban expires in 2038, though the former president of the Brazilian football confederation reportedly still has influence on his former organization.

Source: Sportstar