Fifa extends Tavecchio sanction worldwide

World football’s governing body has recognised the 71-year-old’s six-month ban for racist remarks, meaning he will also be unable to take up any position with the organisation

Fifa has decided to extend the punishment handed to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio by Uefa.

The 71-year-old was named FIGC president in August, despite coming under fire for his apparent use of racially-charged remarks during his campaign. Tavecchio later apologised, with the FIGC opting not to take any action against him.

However, Uefa opened an investigation into his actions and ruled he would not be allowed to take up any position as an official with European football’s governing body for a period of six months.

Fifa has now announced that it will recognise the sanction, meaning Tavecchio will be ineligible for any position as an official with the global body for the same timeframe.

“The chairman of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanction imposed by the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body of Uefa on Carlo Tavecchio, president of the Italian Football Association (FIGC), which was announced on October 7, 2014,” a Fifa statement reads.

“As such, Mr Tavecchio is ineligible for any position as a Fifa official for a period of six months starting from October 7, 2014.

“The case relates to racist comments made by Mr Tavecchio during his FIGC presidential election campaign.”

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