Ex-Fifa man Valcke loses appeal to Cas over 10-year ban

Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football. Valcke, 57, was suspended in 2015 when Fifa ruled he had breached the body’s ethics code on a series of occasions. The Frenchman was originally given a 12-year ban and a 100,000 Swiss franc fine (£76,600), before the ban was later reduced by two years. Cas said Fifa’s punishment was "wholly proportionate". In backing the 10-year ban and fine, Cas added it had "concluded that the offences found to have been committed by Jerome Valcke were cumulatively of a serious degree of gravity".

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