FIFA bans Eboue for one year over agent fees
The Ivory Coast international can automatically end the suspension if he pays money owed to his ex-agent, the body said.
FIFA on Thursday ordered Sunderland defender Emmanuel Eboue to serve a one-year ban over fees owed to a former agent.
The Ivory Coast international can automatically end the ban if he pays the money to his ex-agent Sebastien Boisseau, the world body said.
Emmanuel Eboué to serve ban that will last one year or until he pays outstanding amount owed to his former agent: https://t.co/W7RXJzZQia— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) 31 March 2016
FIFA said the ban covers "any football-related activity that will last for one year or until he pays the total outstanding amount owed to his former agent".
A FIFA players status committee ruled in July 2013 in favour of Boisseau in a contractual dispute with Eboue. In September 2014, the FIFA disciplinary committee fined the Ivory Coast star 30,000 Swiss francs ($30,000) for failing to comply with the decision.
He was then given a 120-day 'grace period' to settle the debt before Boisseau would be entitled to request that a one-year ban be imposed.
Eboue appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but lost. After a new deadline for payment was set and passed, Boisseau "requested that the one-year ban be imposed on Mr Eboue in accordance with the decision of the FIFA disciplinary committee", said a FIFA statement.
The world body said England's Football Association has been asked to impose the ban.
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