Valcke and Chung have bans reduced by FIFA appeals committee

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By Andrew Warshaw

July 6 – FIFA’s appeals committee has cut the suspension of former secretary general Jerome Valcke (pictured) from 12 years to 10 and reduced Asian football powerbroker Chung Mong-joon’s ban from six years to five, though both moves represent only partial success for the two senior officials who served under the Sepp Blatter regime and were determined to clear their names.

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FIFA ethics calls for 2-year ban for Niersbach over Germany 2006 bid

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By Andrew Warshaw

May 20 – The career of Wolfgang Niersbach (pictured), for so long the rising star of German football administration who was touted as a potential leader of UEFA, has suffered a potentially fatal blow with FIFA’s ethics committee recommending a two-year ban and a SFr30,000 fine be imposed on him following  an investigation of Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid.

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