Longtime Caribbean soccer official Horace Burrell dies at 67
Horace Burrell, a longtime Caribbean soccer official and former ally of several controversial FIFA vice presidents, has died. He was 67.
The governing body of soccer in North America said the Jamaican, a senior vice president, died Tuesday. Media in Jamaica reported that Burrell was a patient at Johns Hopkins Cancer Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Burrell oversaw Jamaica's qualification for the 1998 World Cup during two stints as president of the soccer federation from 1994-2003 and since 2007.
He was a FIFA disciplinary committee member, but lost that duty when he was banned for three months in a Caribbean bribery case during the 2011 FIFA presidential election.
Burrell was not implicated in taking money in a scandal which removed CONCACAF president Jack Warner from soccer.