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FIFA's Jerome Valcke Stripped of Secretary-General Role

  • Valcke's removal from post takes place with immediate effect
  • Markus Kattner will continue role of acting secretary-general
FIFA General Secretary Jerome Valcke.
Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been stripped of his title amid a corruption scandal that has decimated the top ranks of soccer’s governing body.

Valcke’s dismissal takes effect immediately and his role will continue to be handled by Markus Kattner, acting secretary-general, FIFA’s Emergency Committee said in a statement Wednesday.