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Tottenham official Fabio Paratici to serve worldwide ban

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2023 | 10:58 AM
Tottenham Managing Director Fabio Paratici sits on the bench during the friendly football match between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Paratici will serve a worldwide ban for his part in a false accounting scandal involving Juventus, FIFA confirmed on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tottenham managing director of football Fabio Paratici will serve a worldwide ban for his part in a false accounting scandal involving Juventus, FIFA said Wednesday.

Italy's most famous football team was hit with a 15-point penalty in January and bans were handed out to a number of its officials, including former president Andrea Agnelli and former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene.

Paratici, who had already left his role as sporting director and taken up a new position at Tottenham, was handed the longest ban of 2½ years by the Italian football federation.

That has now been extended worldwide.

“FIFA can confirm that following a request by the Italian FA (FIGC), the Chairperson of FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend the sanctions imposed by FIGC on several football officials to have worldwide effect,” the governing body said.

The decision will have a significant impact on Tottenham at a time when the Premier League club is conducting a search for a new manager following the departure of Antonio Conte.

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