Zurich - Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been banned for life from
all football-related activity, the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics
Committee of the sport's world governing body said on Tuesday.
former Caribbean federation president "was found to have committed many
and various acts of misconduct continuously and repeatedly during his
time as an official in different high-ranking and influential positions
at FIFA and CONCACAF" said the Ethics Committee statement.
72-year-old's ban covers all football activity at both a national and
international level and is effective from September 25.
positions as a football official, he was a key player in schemes
involving the offer, acceptance, and receipt of undisclosed and illegal
payments, as well as other money-making schemes," added the statement.
is also fighting extradition from his homeland in Trinidad and Tobago
to the United States to face 12 charges of wire fraud, racketeering and
money laundering related to the ongoing FIFA corruption scandal.
He faces a hearing in his homeland in December.
authorities, who have charged 14 FIFA officials and sports marketing
executives of soliciting and receiving more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks over two decades, applied in July
for Warner's extradition.
Warner has previously been a member of
parliament as well as FIFA vice-president and president of both the
North and Central American Federation (CONCACAF) and the Caribbean
He is accused, amongst other things, of buying the
television rights to the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments from FIFA
president Sepp Blatter for grossly deflated sums.