Caribbean football chief banned over ticket scam

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Zurich - FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday banned a Caribbean football chief for two years over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup.

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Venold Coombs, president of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines football federation (SVGFF), was found guilty of bribery and corruption.

He was also fined $40,000.

FIFA said in a statement: "The investigatory chamber analysed allegations that Mr Coombs had sold tickets purchased by the SVGFF and by him personally, in his capacity as a FIFA standing committee member, for a profiteering mark-up."

It added: "Mr Coombs is therefore banned for two years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level."

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