FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case – World Soccer – Yahoo! Sports

ZURICH (AP)Mohamed bin Hammam’s downfall from soccer powerbroker to disgraced outcast was completed Saturday when FIFA banned the Qatari official for life for his role in a bribery scandal.

Bin Hammam was found guilty of bribing presidential election voters just months after he helped secure the 2022 World Cup for his tiny Gulf homeland.

The scandal forced him to abandon his campaign to unseat FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and ultimately led to him becoming the most senior official convicted of corruption in the governing body’s 107-year history.

via FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case – World Soccer – Yahoo! Sports.

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