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George attends first FIFA meeting

George attended the meeting which was held on Wednesday, 14 August 2013.
Three new members were inducted onto the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, Raymond Hack of South Africa, Jo Setright of Australia and Norman George of Cook Islands. They were welcomed by the committee chairman Claudio Sulser.
The newcomers were introduced to FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter who handed over their credentials and gold FIFA pins.
It was then down to business, with the members presented with a total of twenty-two complaints to deliberate and consider. The complaints varied from transfer violations, protest violations during football games and unsporting violations.
Fines imposed varied from as low as CHF 5,000, 9,000, 20,000, 30,000 and 50,000.
The above are quoted in Swiss Francs which is slightly higher than the US dollars.
Some penalties included the suspension of players, warnings and reprimands. There were also complaints that were not upheld.
“All committee members on the FIFA Disciplinary Committee are experienced lawyers and were all well received and well treated by FIFA staff,” Norman says.
“We will have a plenary conference in Zurich at the end of November and I am pleased with the way I was able to travel to Zurich and back in seven days without a hitch or suffering from jet lag,” he says of the experience.
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