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Ten-year ban: FIFA Ethics Committee sanctioned Markus Kattner
As the World Football Association announced on Tuesday evening, the judicial chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee imposed a ten-year ban on the former official Markus Kattner. © imago images verdict announced: Former FIFA official Markus Kattner has been punished. The investigation in the case of official Markus Kattner concerned various allegations. This included receiving bonus payments that had been made to top FIFA officials during FIFA competitions - including Kattner.
Former German football official Markus Kattner has been banned from all football activities by the FIFA world association for ten years and is to pay a fine of one million Swiss francs (around 935,000 euros) .
This decision was announced by the judicial chamber of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee. The board found him guilty of conflict of interest and abuse of his position and thus violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics, it said.
Kattner was actually responsible for finances at FIFA during the tenure of former President Joseph Blatter and was dismissed in May 2016 as Executive Secretary with immediate effect. He had held the post as an interim solution after the suspension of the French Jérôme Valcke and was previously deputy general secretary.
According to the current judgment, the investigation concerned various charges regarding bonus payments in connection with FIFA competitions to senior officials of the FIFA leadership, including Kattner himself. In addition, several changes and extensions to employment contracts, reimbursement of private attorney fees and Kattner's duties in his function were also considered as an official.
Referee Dankert was reminded of times in the district league .
Bundesliga referee Bastian Dankert whistled several ghost games after the Corona compulsory break. In an interview with the German Press Agency, the 40-year-old tells, among other things, what are the differences from a referee's perspective to a football game with spectators. © Photo: Ronny Hartmann / dpa Bastian Dankert has been a referee in the 1st Bundesliga since 2012 and a FIFA referee since 2014. You have already whistled a few ghost games after the Corona break.