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Salvadoran ex-FIFA official gets lifetime ban over corruption charge


The former chief of the El Salvador football federation Reynaldo Vasquez has been banned for life from all soccer-related activities after a corruption investigation, FIFA said on Monday.

Vasquez was sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of embezzlement by a Salvadoran court in March 2017.

On Monday, FIFA banned him for life and gave him a $522,000 fine for corrupt activities involving revenues from friendly matches between 2009-2015.

He is the latest South American former FIFA official to be banned for life

His ban follows those of Uruguayan former football boss Eugenio Figueredo, Juan Angel Napout, former president of the Paraguayan football association, and Colombian Enrique Sanz, the former secretary general of CONCACAF, North American football’s governing body.

Former FIFA official Reynaldo Vasquez

Former South American football Chief Nicolas Leoz, a key suspect in the scandal investigated by the US Justice Department, died aged 90 of heart failure in August.

A former vice-president of FIFA, CONMEBOL president and a close ally of Sepp Blatter, Leoz was also one of a group of leaders suspected of receiving bribes to support Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup

Only few weeks back FIFA equally banned former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia accusing the former international of match fixing. The former Nantes striker has since denied the accusation setting up his team to battle the World soccer ruling body to prove his innocence.






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