Two senior FIFA officials from the Sepp Blatter era have had their bans from football reduced by the governing body's appeal committee.

Blatter's former right-hand man Jerome Valcke has had his 12-year ban reduced to 10 years and the six-year ban for former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon has been cut to five years.

Ex-secretary general Valcke was banned in February for financial impropriety and his involvement in a TV rights scam, while Chung's sanction was announced last October after an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Valcke was ex-FIFA boss Blatter's most loyal lieutenant for years and he was never far from controversy.

The Frenchman was forced to resign from FIFA in 2007 when a US judge accused him of lying during sponsor renegotiations with Mastercard but was back again at Blatter's side months later.

But Blatter's downfall last year brought fresh scrutiny of Valcke's activities and he was ultimately tripped up for using FIFA-funded private jets for personal use, abusing his expenses and underselling the Caribbean TV rights to FIFA events.

The 55-year-old has always denied any wrongdoing and was granted an appeal hearing, chaired by Bermudan football official Larry Mussenden, last month.

That hearing confirmed most of the charges against Valcke but said "mitigating factors had not been fully assessed" by the original hearing in regard to the sale of the TV rights.

On that basis, Mussenden's panel has shaved two years off his ban but his £79,000 fine stands - not a huge problem for a man who was on £1.5m a year.

Chung's case was slightly more complicated as his infringements related to his 2010 promise of a  $777m fund for global football development if South Korea had been awarded the 2022 World Cup.

This pledge, and how it was communicated, breached FIFA bidding rules.

An heir of the Hyundai business empire, Chung did not ask for a personal appeal hearing but saw his six-year suspension reduced by one year.

Chung's ban forced him out of the race to replace Blatter as FIFA chief and he has also failed in two bids for the South Korean presidency