World Cup ticket: FIFA bans Caribbean official for 2 years

St Vincent and Grenadines football boss Venold Coombs has been banned for two years from the game for illegal ticket resale at the 2014 World Cup, the ruling body FIFA said on Tuesday.

FIFA said in a statement that its ethics committee also fined the official 40,000 dollars for the offences four years ago in Brazil.

Coombs was found guilty of having violated FIFA rules on bribery and corruption, conflict of interest and loyalty of selling tickets purchased by his domestic federation.

The suspended football official who was one of FIFA standing committee members, was also found guilty of profiteering mark-up.