Julio Grondona

Sports • Soccer
FIFA gives former president Sepp Blatter an additional ban of six years eight months
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter Credit: International Students’ Committee (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been handed a further six years and eight months ban from the game and fined a million Swiss francs ($1.07 million) by the body's Ethics Committee after a probe into massive bonus payments.

The latest investigation looked into World Cup bonus payments made to Blatter and some former top FIFA officials, including former general secretary Jerome Valcke, former vice-president Julio Grondona and ex-finance director Markus Kattner.

The new bans start when the current suspensions of 85-year-old Blatter and Valcke, 60, end in October 2021 and October 2025, respectively.