FIFA bans Brazilian federation chief over corruption
Paris, Apr 27 (AFP) Football's world governing body FIFA said Friday it had banned the head of the Brazilian football federation, Marco Polo Del Nero, for life following a graft probe.
FIFA said in a statement that the probe revealed that Del Nero had violated multiple articles of the body's ethics code including those relating to bribery and corruption.
"As a consequence, Del Nero is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level," the statement said.
"Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF (swiss francs) 1 million (835,880 euros) has been imposed on Mr Del Nero