The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban Harold Mayne-Nicholls, former chairman of the Bid Evaluation Group for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups and former Chilean Football Association President, from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of seven years.

The decision was taken following a hearing in the presence of the accused and the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbély.

In accordance with article 36 of the FIFA Code of Ethics* more detailed information will be given after this final decision becomes effective.

* Art. 36 FIFA Code of Ethics: Confidentiality

1. The members of the Ethics Committee and the members of the secretariats shall ensure that everything disclosed to them during the course of their duty remains confidential, in particular, facts of the case, contents of the investigations and deliberations and decisions taken as well as private personal data in compliance with the FIFA Data Protection Regulations. Equally, the members of the Ethics Committee shall not make any declarations related to ongoing proceedings dealt with by the Ethics Committee.

2. Only the final decisions already notified to the addressees may be made public.

3. In the event of a breach of this article by a member of the Ethics Committee, the relevant member shall be suspended by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee until the next FIFA Congress.