By SBI SOCCER
In the aftermath of Thursday’s most recent allegations of corruption, FIFA has taken action.
FIFA announced Thursday afternoon that secretary general Jerome Valcke has been removed from his position until further notice. The organization’s decision comes in the wake of accusations that Valcke schemed to sell World Cup tickets for above face value at last summer’s tournament.
Valcke, who has been FIFA’s secretary general since 2007, has reportedly denied the allegations.
“FIFA today announced that its secretary general, Jerome Valcke, has been put on leave and released from his duties effective immediately until further notice,” the organization said in a statement. “Further, FIFA has been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee.”
The news regarding Valcke is far from the only recent news regarding the FIFA corruption scandal. Eugenio Figueredo, the former vice president of FIFA and CONMEBOL, was approved for extradition to the U.S on bribery charges earlier this week.
What do you make of this development? Do you see Valcke ever returning to his position? Expecting more change to come to FIFA in the next few days?
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