President of Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero in Rio de Janeiro, 2015. (REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photo)
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Brazilian soccer official Marco Polo del Nero was banned for life for bribery and corruption by the FIFA ethics committee Friday.FIFA said Del Nero, the former Brazilian Football Confederation president and one-time FIFA executive committee member, was also fined 1 million Swiss francs ($1 million).Del Nero had fled from a FIFA election meeting in Zurich in May 2015 to return to Brazil when other FIFA colleagues were detained in a wave of arrests.Del Nero resigned from the FIFA ruling committee six months later, but continued to lead Brazil's body until being provisionally suspended by the FIFA ethics committee last December.At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, FIFA president Gianni Infantino visited the indicted Del Nero.
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