Former Brazil Football Federation president Jose Maria Marin has been sentenced to four years in prison by a United States federal court following his conviction for corruption.

The 86-year-old was one of seven Fifa officials arrested at a Zurich hotel in May 2015.

Marin was found guilty in December 2017 on six of the seven counts against him of money laundering, wire fraud and conspiratorial racketeering.

The Brazilian is the first official to be sentenced following the US Department of Justice investigation into corruption at football's world governing body. The sentencing took place in Brooklyn, New York by US District Judge Pamela K Chen.

Speaking after the ruling, Richard Donoghue, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said: "Today's sentence shows that for all their power and prestige, the soccer officials who corrupted 'the beautiful game' are not above the law."