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FIFA opens case against Lisle Austin

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LONDON (AP)

FIFA says it has opened disciplinary proceedings against CONCACAF Vice President Lisle Austin for breaching soccer regulations by going to court to challenge his suspension from the regional organization.

Austin obtained an injunction from a Bahamas court allowing him to resume his duties after being suspended for rule violations, including trying to fire FIFA bribery scandal whistleblower Chuck Blazer from CONCACAF.

FIFA and CONCACAF statutes prohibit the use of ''ordinary courts'' to settle disputes.

The Barbados soccer chief was asked to withdraw the injunction, but FIFA told The Associated Press on Tuesday that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against him.

Austin's suspension was also extended to cover world soccer.

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