FIFA has banned Jose Maria Marin, the former president of Brazil Football Confederation (CBF), for life from all footballing activity. He has also been fined 1 million Swiss francs (€881,000) for taking bribes, the sport's governing body said on Monday.

Marin is currently serving a four-year prison sentence in the United States after being convicted on corruption charges related to a bribery scandal at FIFA. He was also fined €1.06 million.

FIFA's investigation into Marin was linked with the awarding of contracts for the media and marketing rights to The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), CBF and CONCACAF competitions in 2012-2015.

"In its decision, the adjudicatory chamber found that Mr Marin had breached art. 27 (Bribery) of the FIFA Code of Ethics and, as a result, banned him for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level," FIFA said in a statement.

Marin was among the first to stand trial over what U.S. prosecutors called a sprawling scheme involving payments of more than €176 million of bribes and kickbacks in exchange for marketing and broadcast rights for soccer matches.