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Hammam hearing set for July 22

sports Updated: Jul 07, 2011 00:31 IST

FIFA's Ethics Committee will meet on July 22-23 to decide the fate of suspended Asian soccer chief Mohammed Bin Hammam over the alleged bribery scandal at the Caribbean Football Union meeting in May, world soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

The Zurich meeting will be convened on July 22, with the ruling handed down on Bin Hammam and two other officials the following day.

The Qatari, who withdrew from the FIFA presidential contest against Sepp Blatter in the wake of the allegations, is expected to give evidence along with CFU officials Debbie Minguell and Jason Sylvester, who were all provisionally suspended by the Ethics Committee on May 29.

Turkey jails seven in match-fixing probe

Istanbul: A Turkish court jailed seven people pending trial on Wednesday as part of a major match-fixing investigation which has cast a shadow over the country's multi-billion dollar soccer league. The seven suspects involved, including the former chairmen of Diyarbakirspor and Giresunspor, were sent to Metris jail in Istanbul overnight, state-run Anatolian news agency reported.

On Tuesday, Turkey's football federation said it would act swiftly in response to the allegations, without waiting for the outcome of the judicial investigation.