Salguero was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup [Seth Wenig/Associated Press]

Football’s world governing body FIFA has handed a seven-year ban to a former executive who was offered a large bribe for the 2018 World Cup vote.

Rafael Salguero, who was a FIFA executive committee member for eight years until 2015, was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in return for his vote for the 2018 World Cup.

On Wednesday, FIFA said its ethics judges took Salguero’s cooperation with a US investigation into corruption into account when banning him for bribery. The charge typically leads to a life ban.

According to a transcript of his plea that was unsealed in December, Salguero claimed that

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