CAS upholds FIFA’s provisional ban on Bin Hammam
FIFA says Mohammed bin Hammam has lost his appeal at the Court
of Arbitration for Sport against a provisional suspension from
football while allegations of bribery and financial mismanagement
Bin Hammam challenged rulings by FIFA’s judicial bodies to bar
him for 90 days. FIFA’s ethics judge, Joachim Eckert, extended that
suspension last week for another 45 days.
FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia and the Asian Football
Confederation have ordered probes into how the Qatari official
managed the regional body’s accounts while president.
Garcia is also seeking new evidence that bin Hammam bribed
Caribbean voters during his election challenge to FIFA President
Sepp Blatter last year.
Bin Hammam’s life ban for alleged bribery was lifted by CAS in
He claims the FIFA investigations are politically motivated to