FILE - In this file photo dated Feb. 18, 2014, former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference for the 2014 World Cup in Florianopolis, Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
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Former FIFA official Jerome Valcke has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn his 10-year ban from soccer for unethical conduct.Valcke's case will go ahead while he remains under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors in Switzerland. He is also an expected target witness in an American federal investigation of corruption implicating senior FIFA officials.Valcke was fired as FIFA's secretary general in January 2016 after being implicated in irregular World Cup ticket and broadcast rights sales, plus expenses abuses including personal use of private flights.Valcke is now challenging a FIFA appeal committee ruling to cut the sanction by two years.The FIFA ethics investigation was provoked by allegations in September 2015 that Valcke sought to profit from a black market ticket deal for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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