FIFA puts Secretary General Jerome Valcke on leave

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 17, 2015 3:42 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA said on Thursday Secretary General Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties effective immediately.

FIFA, which has been rocked by corruption investigations by Swiss and U.S. authorities, said in a statement it was made aware of allegations involving Valcke and has requested a formal investigation by the FIFA ethics committee.

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