FIFA extends Jerome Valcke's ban for another 45 days

The FIFA ethics committee has extended the ban on Jerome Valcke for another 45 days.

Valcke, who served as secretary general under Sepp Blatter for nearly a decade, was suspended for 90 days in October. That suspension expired on Tuesday, the same day ethics investigators recommended a nine-year ban for the Frenchman.

In his final report, lead investigator Cornel Borbely also asked that Valcke be fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,000).

Valcke has been accused of violating six articles of the FIFA code of ethics, including confidentiality and conflict of interest.