Chuck Blazer provisionally banned from Fifa Executive Committee

The former Concacaf executive has been provisionally suspended from "any kind of football-related activity" for up to 90 days during investigations into allegations of misconduct
Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer has been provisionally banned from "any kind of football-related activity" for 90 days after claims of serious misconduct.

The sport's world governing body announced on Monday that the former Concacaf general secretary had been suspended from their Executive Committee following the decision by the chairman of the Fifa Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, to ban him.

The 68-year-old American is being investigated over allegations of misconduct relating to his time as Concacaf general secretary.

"The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the Fifa Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to provisionally ban Fifa Executive Committee member Chuck Blazer from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a maximum period of 90 days," read a statement from Fifa.

"The decision was taken following a request made by the acting deputy chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Robert Torres, based on the fact that various breaches of the Fifa Code of Ethics appear to have been committed by Chuck Blazer and that a decision on the main issue could not be taken early enough."

Sunil Gulati, who was recently elected into the Fifa Executive Committee and will be one of three members representing Concacaf, has promised to provide more transparency than the corrupt period under Jack Warner.

Warner resigned as Fifa vice-president in 2011 after being accused of failing to disclose that a $25.9 million [£16.7m] Centre of Excellence was built on his land.

Blazer is expect to resign from the Fifa Executive Committee by May 30.