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Jack Warner banned from football for life

BANNED: Jack Warner

JACK WARNER has been banned from football for life. The 72-year-old Trinidadian is the former head of Caribbean and North and Central American football (Concacaf), but quit Fifa in 2011.

He is currently fighting extradition to the US on corruption charges and denies accepting millions of dollars in bribes.
Warner committed "many and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly" said the football world governing body's ethics committee.

Warner’s ban begins at the same time as Fifa’s ethics committee examines evidence that could lead to the suspension of Blatter and Michel Platini over a £1.3m suspected criminal payment to the Uefa president.

Warner's troubles would appear to be the tip of the iceberg at much maligned Fifa with President Blatter under criminal investigation over a payment to UEFA boss Platini and general secretary Jerome Valcke suspended, South Korean Chung said the organisation was in "total meltdown."

Chung added: "Under such circumstances, FIFA and regional confederations should consider convening extraordinary sessions of their respective executive committee(s) as well as congress to set-up an emergency task force."

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