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Jérôme Valcke, the suspended secretary general of Fifa and Sepp Blatter’s long-time associate, has been sacked with immediate effect, theGuardian reports.

Valcke has been suspended since 17 September, but a meeting of Fifa’s emergency committee has now decided to dismiss him from the organisation.

Fifa said in a statement: “The employment relationship between Fifa and Jérôme Valcke has been terminated… The provisional suspension … extended on 6 January 2016 continues to be valid. The duties of the Secretary General will continue to be assumed by the Acting Secretary General, Dr Markus Kattner.”

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FIFA has recommended that he should be banned from football for nine years.

Valcke, who also faces bribery allegations, denies any wrongdoing.

- GuardianUK
 
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