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Men's Football Head of Brazilian FA given 90-day suspension

FIFA suspended Brazilian football federation president Marco Polo del Nero for 90 days yesterday while he is under an ethics investigation.

Del Nero has remained in power in Brazil despite being charged by United States authorities with racketeering and money laundering in 2015.

Fifa says Del Nero has been provisionally banned from all football 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 football’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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