FIFA bans Guinea-Bissau official over "mob justice" incident

FIFA has imposed a 10-year ban on the president of Guinea-Bissau’s soccer federation over “an incident of mob justice.”

FIFA said its ethics judges used video evidence gathered in the investigation to reach their verdict. Nascimento was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($108,000).

Nascimento was elected in 2012 and due to stand for a third four-year term.

FIFA said it will publish the full written verdict in Nascimento’s case at a later date.

He can appeal against the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


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