FIFA on Monday, July 15, 2015 banned former Chilean FA president, Harold Mayne-Nicholls for a seven-year period for a breach of FIFA’s code of ethics.
Mayne-Nicholls was charged with the responsibility evaluating the controversial 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid.
The former Chilean FA president, was employed by FIFA to oversea the Bid assessment Group looking into the feasibility of all candidates ahead of the 2010 decisions by the world governing body’s Executive Committee.
A statement released by FIFA reads: “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, has decided to ban Harold Mayne-Nicholls, former chairman of the Bid Evaluation Group for the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cups and former Chilean Football Association President, from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international level for a period of seven years.
“The decision was taken following a hearing in the presence of the accused and the chairman of the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Dr Cornel Borbely.
“In accordance with article 36 of the Fifa Code of Ethics more detailed information will be given after this final decision becomes effective.”