Emmanuel Eboué was recently placed on a 12-month ban following his failure to pay his former agent.
English Premier League club, Sunderland has also decided to terminate their contract with the Ivorian.
Eboué signed for the Sunderland club from Turkish side Galatasaray as a free agent on 9th March but is yet to make a first team appearance for the English side. He was banned for failing to pay Sébastien Boisseau who was his former representative.
Sunderland said in a statement that, “Sunderland AFC has been advised by the Football Association that Emmanuel Eboué has been placed under an immediate suspension from football and all football-related activity for a period of one year, by Fifa.”
The statement added that the Ivorian defender had failed to notify the club of the dispute, granting him two weeks to appeal the verdict.
“The suspension relates to a monetary dispute which precedes his time at Sunderland AFC and was not something that the club was made aware of by the player. Eboué signed a contract with Sunderland AFC until the end of the current season and the club has therefore given notice of its intention to terminate the contract. The player has two weeks in which to appeal this decision.”
The case which was heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Eboué’s appeal, leaving him banned for a year or as long as it takes him to pay Sébastien Boisseau.
Eboué was initially ordered to pay up Boisseau in July 2013 but was fined £21,650 in 2014 for failing to comply, he was also given an extra 4 months to settle the debt.
Eboué is popularly known for his performance in Arsenal where he spent eight seasons before moving to Turkey, where he won three Super Lig titles and five domestic trophies with Galatasaray.