FIFA's Code of Ethics, Disciplinary Code and Regulations govern whether or not a player will be reprimanded for transgressions that occur in relation to their employment as a professional footballer and as a member of FIFA. The authorities of the major leagues are all members of FIFA and as such bound by their decisions in such cases. The Disciplinary Code and Code of Ethics specifically provide for the fact that they apply to all matches and competitions organised by FIFA. Any sanctions imposed by the either the Disciplinary or Ethics Committee (referred to from now on as the [relevant] Body) may or may not be confined to a geographical location or category of game (in this case World Cup/international fixtures.)...
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