FIFA extends bin Hammam ban during ethics probes

Former FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed bin Hammam faces

further disciplinary charges after the governing body’s ethics

prosecutor finished investigating his financial affairs.

FIFA says bin Hammam’s suspension from world football, which was

due to expire on Friday, has therefore been extended ”given the

seriousness of the violations” alleged.

FIFA says prosecutor Michael Garcia sent copies of his final

report and investigation files to bin Hammam and ethics judge

Joachim Eckert.

Eckert has asked bin Hammam to respond within 45 days, FIFA

says.

Garcia has led a search for fresh evidence that bin Hammam

bribed Caribbean voters last year, and examined an audit of the

Qatari’s financial management of Asian Football Confederation

accounts and contracts.

Bin Hammam denies wrongdoing and got his FIFA life ban lifted in

a sports court.