FIFA has dismissed secretary general Jerome Valcke with immediate effect.
A FIFA statement said: “The FIFA emergency committee decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA secretary general with immediate effect. Jerome Valcke is therefore no longer the secretary general of FIFA.
“The employment relationship between FIFA and Jerome Valcke has also been terminated.
“The duties of the secretary general will continue to be assumed by the acting secretary general, Dr Markus Kattner.”
The Frenchman, who has denied any wrongdoing in several alleged offences, also faces a 100,000 Swiss franc (approx £68,000) fine on charges including conflicts of interest, and offering and accepting gifts and other benefits.