FIFA's ethics committe bans Caribbean football chief Venold Coombs over ticket scam at 2014 World Cup

Switzerland: FIFA's ethics committee banned a Caribbean football chief on Tuesday for two years over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup.

 FIFAs ethics committe bans Caribbean football chief Venold Coombs over ticket scam at 2014 World Cup

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Venold Coombs, president of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines football federation (SVGFF), was found guilty of bribery and corruption and was also fined $40,000 (34,300 euros).

FIFA said in a statement that "the investigatory chamber analysed allegations that Mr Coombs had sold tickets purchased by the SVGFF and by him personally, in his capacity as a FIFA standing committee member, for a profiteering mark-up."

It added, "Mr Coombs is therefore banned for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level."

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2018 21:32:27 IST