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FIFA announces latest disciplinary sanctions for incidents during FIFA Worl...

15 Nov 2019

FIFA has announced the latest disciplinary sanctions imposed for incidents that took place during the preliminary competition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Disciplinary overview document updated on 15 November 2019.

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions former C...

12 Nov 2019

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found the following former CONMEBOL officials guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics:

  • Mr Eduardo Deluca, a former CONMEBOL General Secretary and a former member of several FIFA standing committees;
  • Mr José Luis Meiszner, a former CONMEBOL General Secretary and a former General Secretary of the Argentinian Football Association;
  • Mr Manuel Burga, a former member of the CONMEBOL Executive Committee, a former President of the Peruvian Football Association and a former FIFA standing committee member.

The investigation proceedings against Mr Deluca, Mr Meiszner and Mr Burga concerned their respective roles in bribery schemes in awarding contracts to companies for the media and marketing rights to CONMEBOL competitions (Mr Deluca) and CONMEBOL and Concacaf competitions (Mr Meiszner and Mr Burga), during the periods between 2004 and 2012, 2012 and 2015 and 2010 and 2015, respectively.

In its decisions, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Deluca, Mr Meiszner and Mr Burga had breached art. 27 (Bribery) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, sanctioned them with a ban for life on taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 1,000,000 has been imposed on each one of them.

The decisions were notified to Mr Deluca, Mr Meiszner and Mr Burga today, the date on which the respective bans come into force, and have been published on legal.fifa.com. A direct link to the decisions is accessible below.

Decision on Mr Deluca

Decision on Mr Meiszner

Decision on Mr Burga

Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Jamal...

11 Nov 2019

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Jamal Emil Malinzi, a former President of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) and a former FIFA standing committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds and falsified an official document, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

The investigation into Mr Malinzi was related to the misappropriation of FIFA Financial Assistance Programme (FAP) funds, as well as other CAF and TFF funds, in the period between 2013 and 2017, and the forgery of a TFF Executive Committee resolution.

In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Malinzi had breached articles 24 (Forgery and falsification) and 28 (Misappropriation of funds) of the 2018 edition of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, sanctioned him with a ten‑year ban from all football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. In addition, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Malinzi.

The decision was notified to Mr Malinzi on Friday, 8 November 2019, the date on which the ban comes into force, and is published on legal.fifa.com. A direct link to the decision is accessible here.