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FIFA exec dealt 8-year ban

April 30, 2013
By Associated Press
FIFA executive commitee member Vernon Manilal Fernando was banned from football for eight years Tuesday, though the governing body did not specify which ethics rules he broke.

Fernando had been a close associate of Mohamed bin Hammam, who was expelled by FIFA for a second time last December.

Reports in his native Sri Lanka have previously alleged misspending of football development and disaster relief funds following the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

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