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Ban Extended on Paul Pogba Agent Mino Raiola By FIFA

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Agent Mino Raiola has had his ban extended to "a worldwide effect" by FIFA a day after receiving a three-month suspension by the Italian Football Association (FIGC).

The agent who represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was given a three-month suspension on Wednesday 8th May, 2019 by the FIGC without any specific reasoning by the association.

The 51-year-old Mino Raiola moved to reassure his clients that potential business in the coming transfer window would not be jeopardized as the ban was restricted to Italian territory, while he made it clear he would contest the FIGC's decision.

But the international footballing body FIFA, announced on Friday that it has extended the suspension to a global scale and like the FIGC, did not provide an explanation for the extension of the ban.

In a statement made by FIFA, "The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) on the intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola to have worldwide effect. Carmine Raiola is suspended for a period of three months and Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months."

"The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified today and takes immediate effect."

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