A FIFA tribunal Friday banned former secretary-general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from involvement in a World Cup ticket scam to “sightseeing” travel at the expense of the world body.

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FIFA’s ethics committee tribunal said that Valcke, who was fired last month, was banned “for 12 years from all football-related activities”.

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The 54-year-old Frenchman had previously denied any wrongdoing after he was implicated in the sale of black market sales of tickets for the 2014 World Cup.

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