FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, fired

FIFA’s emergency committee have dismissed Jerome Valcke from the organisation after some ethics charges were brought against him over world cup ticket sales.

Press release below:

    The FIFA emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the secretary general of FIFA.
    ”The employment relationship between FIFA and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated.
    The duties of the secretary general will continue to be assumed by the acting secretary general, Dr Markus Kattner.”

Valcke is facing a nine-year ban from FIFA after an ethics investigation into several alleged offences including being connected to black market sales of World Cup tickets.

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