Former FIFA chiefs Blatter and Valcke handed extended bans

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and general secretary Jerome Valcke have been banned for a further six years and eight months and fined a million Swiss francs.

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter has been banned by FIFA for the second time on the account of financial wrongdoing.   -  AP

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been handed a further six years and eight months ban from the game and fined a million Swiss francs by the body's Ethics Committee.

Blatter's current ban from the game was due to expire in October but the latest ban, for ethics code violations, will take effect from that point.

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Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke was also handed an identical ban and fine.

"The investigations into Messrs Blatter and Valcke covered various charges, in particular concerning bonus payments in relation to FIFA competitions that were paid to top FIFA management officials, various amendments and extensions of employment contracts, as well as reimbursement by FIFA of private legal costs in the case of Mr Valcke," the Ethics Committee said in a statement.