FIFA says bin Hammam must wait for bribery appeal

AP, Tuesday 31 May 2011

FIFA says bin Hammam must wait to receive the full legal explanation of his provisional suspension on bribery allegations before being allowed to appeal, meaning he will likely not be on the ballot for FIFA president Wednesday

The Asian Football Confederation president wants his appeal heard Tuesday, 48 hours after FIFA’s ethics committee suspended him for alleged bribery in his now-abandoned campaign to become president of the sport’s world governing body.

FIFA’s congress begins business, including the election where President Sepp Blatter is the only candidate on Wednesday.

FIFA says bin Hammam “needs to receive the fully motivated” ethics decision before challenging his suspension.

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