Infantino flies back into ethics storm as FIFA opens preliminary investigation

By Andrew Warshaw and Paul Nicholson

June 29 – After some respite with media attention focussed on events on the field at Euro 2016 in France and the Copa America Centenario in the US, the pressure is back on FIFA president Gianni Infantino following yet more speculation that he is to be investigated by FIFA’s ethics committee over possible conflict of interest.

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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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