Sport FIFA boss Infantino tested positive
Court hears former FIFA official's appeal in bribery case
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA official Marco Polo del Nero had his appeal heard at sport’s highest court on Tuesday against a life ban from soccer for taking millions of dollars in bribes. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the appeal -- 2 ½ years after FIFA’s ethics committee banned the Brazilian official -- was heard by video conference. Verdicts typically take several months. Del Nero was indicted by United States federal prosecutors in November 2015 on financial conspiracy charges and risks arrest if he leaves Brazil. He has avoided extradition.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for the corona virus. The world association announced on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old shows "slight symptoms" and immediately went into self-isolation. The Swiss will remain in quarantine for "at least ten days," it said.
Video: FIFA President Infantino tested positive for coronavirus (glomex)
Infantino had received confirmation of his infection on Tuesday. According to FIFA information, all people who have been in contact with Infantino in the past few days have been informed.
The number of infections is currently increasing in Europe; The coronavirus pandemic also has an impact on football with fan bans and game cancellations.
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a fierce Trump ally, tests positive for COVID-19 antibodies .
Gaetz joins a list of those in Donald Trump's circle (including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows) who have contracted the virus or antibodies.News of Gaetz’s results comes a day after White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed he has the virus. The United States is approaching 10 million cases and 240,000 deaths from the pandemic.