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FIFA suspends Brazilian soccer president Marco Polo del Nero

Brazilian Football Confederation President Marco Polo del Nero. (AP/Felipe Dana, File)
ZURICH: FIFA has suspended Brazilian soccer federation president Marco Polo del Nero for 90 days while he is under an ethics investigation.
Del Nero has remained in power in Brazil despite being charged by American authorities with racketeering and money laundering in 2015.
FIFA says Del Nero has been provisionally banned from all soccer activities as formal ethics investigation proceedings are conducted.
Del Nero fled Zurich in May 2015 when FIFA colleagues were arrested, quit the executive committee of soccer’s governing body after missing meetings and was then indicted in the United States in December 2015. He has not been extradited from Brazil to face the charges.

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