Report: Valcke, Blatter’s No. 2, faces lifetime ban from FIFA


If there’s any semblance of innocence inside of Sepp Blatter, it would come alongside a shocking amount of naivete for FIFA’s disgraced president.

It would also likely mean that Blatter’s No. 2 carried an even darker resume than we suspected, and that part seems more true by the day.

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Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s most senior official outside of Blatter, could be done with soccer forever. That’s the report from Bloomberg Business when it comes to the 55-year-old Frenchman.

From Bloomberg:

Last week, a forensic investigations company sent the investigative arm of the ethics committee a dossier of more than 100 pages that outlines several breaches of FIFA’s ethics code by Valcke, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The report on Valcke’s conduct would lead to a lifetime ban from soccer for Valcke should the allegations be accepted by FIFA’s adjudicatory panel, said the person, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

The report puts Valcke in trouble in both North and South America, and alleges fraud on many counts.