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FIFA: Life bans for top ex-South American FA officials

FIFA: Life bans for top ex-South American FA officials

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Former Chilean FA president, Sergio Jadue, and former Colombian FA president, Luis Bedoya, have both been banned from soccer for life, according to FIFA’s ethics committee on Friday.

The ethics committee said they had breached five articles of the world soccer governing body’s ethics code including one relating to bribery.

In December, the U.S. Department of Justice said the two had pleaded guilty to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracy.

Bedoya is also a former member of FIFA’s executive committee and both men are former vice-presidents of the South American governing body, CONMEBOL.

The ethics committee has sanctioned more than a dozen officials, including some of the sport’s top administrators.

Reuters